Universities across the UK are increasingly seeking opportunities to work on social innovation with charities, the public and private sectors and communities.
International experience tells us that knowledge exchange won’t thrive in a copycat culture. Instead, universities need to forge their own unique family ties.
How the McMillan group on technology transfer supports a culture of continuous improvement in university knowledge exchange.
The last ten years have set in motion real change in higher education researcher’s engagement with the public.
From productivity to the Apprenticeships Levy, reviews of computer science and STEM to the Green Paper – skills policy means a full programme of work for higher education.
Evaluation evidence shows that HEFCE funding for knowledge exchange has delivered for the economy and society, and could achieve even more in the future.
There has been significant interest in recent years in how higher education (HE) supports local communities and meets local needs for skills and training. The devolution agenda has further increased this interest. Universities, further education (FE) colleges and others delivering higher education have key roles to play in supporting their local regions.
Untangling the red tape between universities and business must respect the public interest, and think in practical terms.
While the political parties appear to be differentiating themselves on higher education policy in the run-up to the election, one area they do agree on is the importance of apprenticeships.