Knowledge Exchange Framework

Knowledge Exchange Framework

The University of Liverpool’s knowledge exchange power is ranked among England’s top institutions.

The Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF), led by Research England, provides information about the achievements of English Universities in serving the economy and society for the benefit of the public, business and communities.

The aim of the KEF is to increase efficiency and effectiveness in the use of public funding for knowledge exchange (KE) and to further a culture of continuous improvement in universities. It allows universities to better understand and improve their own performance, as well as providing businesses and other users with the information to help them access the world-class knowledge and expertise embedded in English universities.

KEF provides important tools to measure and reward KE performance and delivery of key Government priorities.

KEF 2021

The first KEF results were recently announced with the University of Liverpool attaining top 20% positioning for Working with Business, Research Partnerships and Public and Community Engagement. You can see the set of interactive dashboards here. This includes statements provided by Higher Education Institutions on Institutional KE Context, Local Growth and Regeneration, and Public and Community Engagement.

Unilever has had a relationship with the University of Liverpool for more than 100 years. To compete successfully, collaboration is key and the University is one of the world’s leading academic institutions for materials science. Increasingly, innovation comes from strong partnerships which allow the sharing of expertise and it is good to see these dimensions recognised in the Knowledge Exchange Framework.

Jon Hague, Vice President of Science and Technology, Unilever Homecare

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