Making Knowledge Exchange Work - 11 Effective Practices for Universities


Knowledge exchange is the give-and-take of people and ideas between the university and its partners. Universities that aspire to contribute more directly to economic development, can do so by strengthening knowledge exchange in all its activities: education, research, and catalyzing innovation. This talk presents 11 effective academic practices that together form a systematic and integrated approach to strengthening knowledge exchange. The practices are derived from experiences of creating and leading institutions, experiences of the CDIO Initiative, and from benchmarking distinguished institutions worldwide.

The session is lead by:

Edward F. Crawley is the Ford Professor of Engineering and a Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT. He has served as the founding President of the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) in Moscow, the founding Director of the MIT Gordon Engineering Leadership Program, the co-founder of the international CDIO initiative, the Director of the Cambridge (UK) - MIT Institute and the Head of the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT. Crawley’s research has focused on the architecture, design, and decision support and optimization in complex technical systems subject to economic and stakeholder constraints. His work in innovation includes helping to found six technology-based startups. Crawley is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering and is a foreign member of national academies of Sweden, the UK, China and Russia, and has been awarded two honorary doctorates​. He received an SB (1976) and an SM (1978) in aeronautics and astronautics and an ScD (1981) in aerospace structures, all from MIT.


When? Monday the 8th of June at 3.40 pm (UTC+2)

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