The future of Knowledge Exchange: the role of KEF in developing ‘the third mission’
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The Knowledge Exchange Framework, or KEF, asks universities to think about how they evaluate and communicate their third mission: the process of sharing of ideas, research skills and experience with the wider world through knowledge exchange. KEF was announced in 2017 and has fostered a lot of lively debate within the higher education community ever since. To understand more about KEF, we asked three knowledge exchange professionals to take us through the development of KEF’s first iteration, its role in helping universities understand their own performance and the implications for universities and researchers.