Universities have long worked with industry, the public sector and local communities to deliver real world impacts. However, efforts need to be stepped up to deliver the UK Government’s R&D target and tackle challenges such as levelling up prosperity across the country. 

Ensuring that we develop and nurture our staff and students to engage with the wider world is vitally important, as well as making our campus, facilities and expertise more accessible to local and external partners.

QMU was one of the first Scottish universities to sign up to the new national agreement in which UK institutions commit to develop their knowledge exchange activities. The KE Concordat seeks to enhance knowledge exchange within universities through the exchange of good practice and act as a catalyst for collaboration between universities, industry and wider society. This comes at a vital time as the sector responds to  COVID-19 and as QMU continues to demonstrate the importance of knowledge exchange to local and national economic and social outcomes.

The KE Concordat will help us strengthen the link between KE and impact by changing our focus from short term interventions to culturally embedded behaviours and practices.     

 

Research and Knowledge Exchange Development Unit

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Research and Knowledge Exchange Development Unit

Kim Stuart Head of Research and Knowledge Exchange Development Unit
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Vivian Rutherford Research and Knowledge Exchange Officer
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