Knowledge exchange (KE) is a process which brings together academic staff, users of research and wider groups and communities to exchange ideas, evidence and expertise.
Industry, Policy, Practice and Public represent our main target groups for activity and the overall aim is to contribute to economic, social, cultural and environmental benefits to society. In practice, a lot of knowledge exchange engages across these audiences. Through mutual exchange and collaboration, the process also benefits academic teaching and research.
The methods used include:
We can advise on the best ways of engaging and how to source funding and may be able to connect you with relevant organisations.
The KE team is here to help develop your knowledge exchange activities. We can
We work closely with colleagues in Edinburgh Research and Innovation and other support units within the University. We also organise Learning Lunches to raise awareness about opportunities for knowledge exchange. Contact us for details.
Engaging for impact is the title of the knowledge exchange strategy for the College of Humanities and Social Science 2012-2016. It sets out our goals and objectives for continuing to embed knowledge exchange in the College, alongside and integrated in our research and teaching.
The strategy is further concretised and implemented by the 11 Schools, who all have a representative on the CHSS Knowledge Exchange and Impact Committee.
This article was published on Dec 7, 2012