What is Knowledge Exchange (KE)?
According to the Knowledge Exchange Concordat, KE can be defined as a collaborative, creative endeavour that translates knowledge and research into impact in society and the economy. KE includes a set of activities, processes and skills that enable close collaboration between universities and partner organisations to deliver commercial, environmental, cultural and place-based benefits, opportunities for students and increased prosperity.
The KE Concordat aims to enhance this reputation through continuous evolution and improvement of the KE we do and how we do it. Additional information about the concordat can be found within the "Concordat for the advancement of knowledge exchange in higher education" document (PDF), published by the Universities UK.
There are Eight Guiding Principles of the Knowledge Exchange Concordat:
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There are different types of Knowledge Exchange activities within academia: People-based, Problem-solving, Commercialisation and Community-based.
Some of these are collated for external audits - identified in bold, below.
Your Knowledge Exchange Career Pathway: Impact on your Career
Knowledge Exchange Career Pathways are well-known throughout Higher Education and your ability to demonstrate impact in this area is proven to generate career opportunities and to improve promotion prospects.
Have you initiated, designed or lead on a particular KE activity? Then you may be a Leader of Knowledge Exchange and we would like to hear from you!
Visit KE Career Pathway for more information and what to do next.