Cranfield University’s knowledge exchange strategy has today been commended by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). The University’s strategy is one of just eight from English higher education institutions to receive this recognition.

Knowledge exchange develops a broad range of knowledge-based interactions between universities, business and the wider world, which result in economic and social benefit to the UK.

This marks the second time in a row that the University has been commended by HEFCE for its knowledge exchange strategy. Cranfield is one of only two institutions to have been commended on both occasions.

Professor Tom Stephenson, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation at Cranfield University, said:

“I’m delighted that Cranfield’s commitment to knowledge exchange has been recognised by HEFCE. Our strategy in this area underpins the University’s ethos of working closely with business by ensuring that academic staff continue to be business-focused and with knowledge exchange embedded in their day-to-day role.”

Through its industry partnerships, applied research projects and executive education and professional development programmes, Cranfield has mutually-beneficial relationships with around 1,500 companies and organisations across the world.

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