University of Dundee Economic Impact Assessment

Updated on 1 June 2022

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The University of Dundee makes a significant contribution to Dundee and Tay Cities Region and the wider national and global economy. In 2020/21, the activities of the University of Dundee supported:

  • £449 million Gross Value Added (GVA) and 6,760 jobs in Dundee City;
  • £507 million GVA and 7,270 jobs in the Tay Cities Region;
  • £975 million GVA and 9,410 jobs in Scotland;
  • £1.5 billion GVA and 15,090 jobs in the UK; and
  • £1.6 billion GVA and 16,070 jobs globally.

In 2020/21, the University of Dundee had 16,230 students, it employed 3,280 staff and it had an income of £276 million. Across the UK, the economic value that the University created is over five times greater than its income, and the impact within Scotland is ten times greater than its income received from the Scottish Government.