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Knowledge Exchange Framework

Our Knowledge Exchange Framework

On 23 March 2021, the Government published its inaugural Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) report.

Warwick was placed in the top 10% of English higher education institutes for “Public and community engagement”, the top 20% for “Working with business”, the top 30% for “Working with the public and third sector”, the top 30% for “Research partnerships” and the top 30% for the development of “Intellectual property and commercialisation.”

The KEF assigned universities to different “Clusters”. Warwick was placed into Cluster V - described by UKRI as “very large, very high research-intensive and broad-discipline universities undertaking significant amounts of excellent research.”

Alongside Warwick in Cluster V are 16 other leading English universities, including Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial, UCL, King’s, Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Nottingham, Sheffield, Southampton, London Business School, Queen Mary, Bristol and Leeds.

These initial results are very good news for the University. They show that we have one of the best performances among leading universities for our support for our region, meaning the commitment we have to working in partnership with local authorities, community groups, schools, colleges and businesses, is making a difference. The KEF results highlight the quality and relevance of the technologies and innovations developed by Warwick researchers, and our expertise in translating and applying knowledge and ideas externally.

We are committed to supporting the economic, social and cultural recovery of our region and this first set of KEF figures are a great base for our ambitions for the future. To view our latest KEF outcomes, please visit the Research England KEF Dashboard.