Higher education and industry: how to work well together

Advice on how universities and academics can forge mutually beneficial relationships with commercial partners

Spotlight collection looking at building productive links between higher education and industry

Higher education has always been a key driver of economic growth, upskilling the workforce and fuelling innovation. But with rapidly changing industry demands and funding models, the relationship between universities and the private sector is being remodelled. Institutions are working hard to meet new skills needs and forge stronger commercial partnerships. This collection of resources looks at how academia and industry can build mutually beneficial links.

Don’t forget that the ‘academic’ and the ‘vocational’ are deeply intertwined

It’s not enough to focus solely on academic mission, but neither is it enough to think of universities as little more than training schools, says Sir Chris Husbands

Chris Husbands

Sheffield Hallam University

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