To inform the development of future strategy and funding and promote good practice, we are committed to a programme of work that comprises:
We commission research on the relationship between universities and the wider world in a range of key areas. These areas include:
While research supports strategic thinking around the area of knowledge exchange, it is also important to take stock of the projects that are either in train or which have run their course, and of our overall progress towards achieving our aims and objectives. Formal evaluations of this sort help us to inform the development of our work. To date we have carried out several evaluations of 'third stream' funding, including a comprehensive study of all our funding in this area.
Partnership is the third of three pillars that support the strategic development of our work in business and community engagement. Working together effectively with partners is essential where the expertise or professional service that supports our aims lies outside the Council.
Our partnership activities have so far covered training in the practice of knowledge exchange and jointly funded innovative projects.
Page last updated 21 July 2011