Go back

Place is complicated

Image: choko [CC BY 2.0], via Flickr

There is a risk the Knowledge Exchange Framework will not capture universities’ tailored local contributions, say Liz Shutt and Stephanie Maloney.

From town deals to industrial strategy, place is prominent in government policy initiatives right now. But for higher education and research, it’s a factor that is still poorly understood.

We know that there are stark divides in economic productivity and educational outcomes across the UK. But we don’t know what universities can best do to address them—and the Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) as currently proposed may not help us find out.

This article is only available to Research Professional News subscribers. If you are a subscriber you can read the article in full on researchprofessional.com

Pivot-RP users can log in and view the article via this link.