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21.07.10. Britannia rules the knowledge-transfer waves

A study comparing knowledge transfer on both sides of the Atlantic has debunked the myth that UK universities languish behind their American counterparts when it comes to making money from academic research. The analysis carried out on behalf of the Higher Education Funding Council for England concludes that British universities have a more advanced attitude to knowledge exchange than US institutions and make the dissemination of research a key part of all academic roles. The report, The Higher Education Knowledge Exchange System in the United States, says that universities in the UK "have gone much further in introducing knowledge exchange as a part of the promotions and assessment criteria" than those in the US. Read full text here.