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University of Warwick sees strong performance in Knowledge Exchange Framework results

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has published its new Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) data, which rates the impact UK universities have on their communities, regional and local business, and society more broadly.

The University of Warwick scored highly in a number of the ratings categories including:

  • Top 20% of universities in public and community engagement
  • Top 20% of universities in working with the public and third sector on contract research
  • Top 20% of universities in working with business
  • Top 40% of universities in research partnerships

Warwick is scored within a large cluster of high quality, research-intensive universities with a high calibre of STEM and medical offerings, and well-established public sector and industry partnerships.

Alongside Warwick in this cluster are many of England’s leading universities including Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial, UCL, King’s, Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham, Nottingham, London Business School, and Bristol.

Stuart Croft, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Warwick, said: “The continuation of the KEF data offers an important indicator as to our understanding of Warwick’s broader impact on key sectors locally, regionally and nationally.

“I am very pleased to see Warwick’s strong performance in a number of categories, not least being in the top 20% of universities within Cluster V for public and community engagement.

“Warwick’s overall economic impact in the West Midlands equates to over £1.15 billion per year. Our continued success going forward is underpinned by the effective growth and maintenance of our world class partnerships.”

Professor Kerry Kirwan, Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research), with an overview of KEF, said: “By 2030, Warwick will be one of the world's exceptional universities, helping to transform our region. We are committed to high quality Knowledge Exchange (KE), driven by our core purposes of Research and Education.

“Our research increasingly tackles the major economic, environmental and societal problems we face, and we continue to deepen our engagement with industrial and other partners who share our ambitions and approach to innovation.”


For further information please contact:

Thomas Clayton

Media Relations

University of Warwick

Thu 29 Sep 2022, 17:04 | Tags: Community and region, rankings, kef, Regional Issues