The Cambridge Centre for Business Research National Survey of Knowledge Exchange Activity by United Kingdom Academics, 2012-2015 collected information on how UK academics in all universities and all disciplines interacted with private, public and charitable organisations in the three calendar years (2012, 2013 and 2014) prior to the survey and to establish how these interactions are perceived within academia.
This survey was conducted by a team drawn from the Centre for Business Research at the University of Cambridge, Imperial College Business School and the University of Bath School of Management and it updates the results and analysis of an earlier survey of UK academic engagement with external organisations (held at the UK Data Archive under SN 6462). The original web-based survey attracted over 22,000 responses. The latest survey received 18,177 responses. These are the two largest research and knowledge exchange surveys ever completed of a national Higher Education System.
Further information about the project is available from the National Centre for Universities and Business National: Survey of Academics webpage.
The survey covers the following areas: the disciplinary background and research, teaching and administration activity of individual academics; the location and frequency of their interactions with external organisations in the private, public and third or charitable sectors including commercialisation activities and a wide range of people based problem solving and community based interactions; the motivation for, objectives of and support for their relationships with private, public and charitable sector organisations external to the higher education institution sector; the impact of external relationships on their teaching and research activity; their personal characteristics including disciplinary background, career experience, gender, age seniority and professional background.
|Date made available
|19 Dec 2017
|UK Data Archive
|2012 - 2015
|Date of data production
|Mar 2015 - Sept 2015