In late 2016, HEFCE invited long-term strategies from higher education institutions (HEIs) in receipt of a 2016-17 Higher Education Innovation Fund allocation to submit five-year knowledge exchange (KE) strategies, as the basis for release of future allocations. HEFCE commissioned researchers RSM PACEC to assess and provide advice to HEFCE on the strategies, and to produce an overview report.
This report provides an overview of 97 institutional knowledge exchange strategies, summarising sector-wide developments in determining outcomes and impacts of KE activities, explores current HEI-HEI collaborations. It also examines the drivers, trends, enablers and barriers to KE activities, as reported by HEIs.
The purpose of the report is to feed these insights back to HEIs, highlighting examples of good practice in knowledge exchange.