Breaking out of the ivory tower can be hard to do.
Academics can control the way they engage with people, and communicate – and these are skills that get better with practice.
Working within and across disciplines allows blue sky research to deliver real world impact.
Ensuring knowledge creates impact involves disciplinary excellence, communication, co-location and funding.
But are UK universities running the risk of institutionalising public engagement?
Charitable organisations need support in a number of areas from government and other stakeholders in order to measure and improve on their work.
Community organisations are trying to measure their impact but lack the funding and data availability to do it properly, new research finds.
Proof that research leaves a mark.
Impact via Phatic-Photography from www.shutterstock.com
The diversity of research impact makes it tricky to measure in numbers.
All these have been improved by crystallography.
UNESCO has declared 2014 as the International Year of Crystallography. But why? Quite simply because the science of crystallography has revolutionised how we live – and yet few people know about it. Crystallography…
The social, economic and environmental impact of academic research can continue for decades.
Academics from a dozen universities will be required to explain to industry experts the economic and social value of hundreds…
Adam Chang’s portrait of academic JM Coetzee, whose writing has had international impact. AAP/Art Gallery of NSW.
The election of the Rudd Government in 2007 killed the momentum that had been building in the last few years of the Howard…
Do Australian universities suffer from an overload of auditing and metrics-based assessment? Are vision and flexibility being stifled? Flickr/Harald Groven.
Visiting British expert David Sweeney could have star appeal for academics frustrated by the bureaucratic inflexibility of…