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Queen Mary ranks highly in Research England's first Knowledge Exchange Framework results

31 March 2021

Queen Mary University of London Whitechapel Campus (Aerial View)
Queen Mary University of London Whitechapel Campus (Aerial View)

Queen Mary University of London has ranked highly in three areas of Research England's inaugural Knowledge Exchange Framework, placing it in the top 10 per cent of institutions for research partnerships and public and community engagement, and the top 20 per cent for IP and commercialisation.

Knowledge exchange involves the sharing of knowledge, ideas and experience between the Queen Mary community and business, the third sector and other communities. The Knowledge Exchange Framework aims to increase efficiency and effectiveness in the use of public funding for knowledge exchange and to further a culture of continuous improvement in universities. It allows universities to better understand and improve their own performance through an interactive dashboard, and provides businesses and other users with more information to help them access the world-class knowledge and expertise present in English universities.

Within Higher Education Institutions in England, Queen Mary ranked in the:

  • top 10 per cent of institutions for research partnerships and public and community engagement
  • top 20 per cent for IP and commercialisation
  • top 30 per cent for working with business and the public and third sectors.

Queen Mary is part of a 'cluster' of comparable universities that are "very large, very high research intensive and broad-discipline universities undertaking significant amounts of excellent research" including the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Manchester, and Bristol, Kings College London, Imperial and UCL. Within this cluster Queen Mary was placed in the top half for research partnerships and public and community engagement. Queen Mary's success reflects the ambition set out in our Strategy 2030 to be the most inclusive research-intensive university in the world, recognised for our distinctive, world-leading, curiosity-driven and applied research.

Professor Andrew Livingston, Queen Mary's Vice-Principal for Research and Innovation, said: "I am proud that Queen Mary University of London's strong commitment to knowledge exchange – in partnership with both local and global communities – has been acknowledged by Research England's Knowledge Exchange Framework. Entrepreneurship, innovation and engagement are an embedded part of our research culture and I am pleased to see the progress our staff have made towards the objectives set out in our Strategy 2030 recognised."