Celebrating our Knowledge Exchange Framework results

The University has been rated highly for skills, enterprise and entrepreneurship in this years’ Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) assessment.

The KEF, which proposes a third pillar of university activity assessment alongside the Research Excellence Framework (REF) and Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), graded Kent in the top 20% of our cluster group for our skills, enterprise and entrepreneurship development, and in the top 40% for our local growth and regeneration focus.

We were assessed across seven unique perspectives of knowledge exchange activity and compared with 20 other UK higher education institutions under an umbrella cluster ‘X’. This cluster consists of large, research-intensive, broad-discipline universities undertaking a significant amount of world-leading research.

You can find out more about our KEF success on our News Centre pages.

Webinar introducing KEF and KEC

Ahead of the announcement of the KEF results, Research and Innovation Services (RIS) welcomed practitioners from PraxisAuril, Research England and Universities UK to talk to Research and Innovation (R&I) staff from across the University about the Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) and the Knowledge Exchange Concordat (KEC).

The event was an opportunity for staff to increase their understanding of the KEF and KEC, and build their confidence in how they can play a part in the University’s Knowledge Exchange activity and reporting. A full recording of the webinar is available to watch online here, or you can read about it here on the Knowledge Exchange and Innovation blog.