Cranfield is one of the first signatories to a newly launched Knowledge Exchange Concordat (KE Concordat). 

The development of the Concordat has been led by Universities UK and GuildHE, in partnership with Research England, the National Centre for Universities and Businesses (NCUB) and PraxisAURIL as well as other funders and stakeholders.

It aims to enhance knowledge exchange within universities through the exchange of good practice, highlight existing good processes and act as a catalyst for collaboration between universities and employers.

Cranfield’s Chief Executive and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Peter Gregson, commented: “Cranfield has a long track record of working in close collaboration with universities, businesses and government, nationally and internationally, to turn ideas and innovation into reality. We are pleased to sign up to this new Knowledge Exchange Concordat.”

The Concordat will provide a framework for effective knowledge exchange and supports institutions to develop clear and ambitious strategic objectives for their KE activities. 

The development year will provide peer feedback to participating institutions on their strategic objectives and action plans and share examples of approaches to improvement and development of KE policies, practices and strategies. 

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Universities UK

Universities UK is the collective voice of 140 universities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Its member universities' core purpose is to maximise their positive impact for students and the public both in the UK and globally through teaching, research and scholarship.


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