The University of Lincoln has won a national commendation for the way it connects academic expertise with the needs of industry and society.
Lincoln was one of only eight universities across the country commended by the Higher Education Funding Council for England for its strategic approach to knowledge exchange.
Knowledge exchange covers activities that link universities’ teaching and research with outside organisations, such as small businesses, local authorities or charities, in ways that benefit the economy or society.
Examples of this can be seen throughout student set projects such as this years level 2 project working alongside Jason Bradbury developing an electrically assisted bicycle with Chain Reaction Cycles.
When projects are designed by our academics they take into account what industry requires not only of our graduates, but what it requires to produce their products. Many of our student projects which are set are real world engineering problems which require a solution.
This method of teaching and education has enabled us as a institution to produce some of the most successful graduates in the UK, with graduates going off to work in large companies such as Siemens, Cummins, British Steel and many more.
Andrew Stevenson, Director of Research & Enterprise at the University of Lincoln, said: “We’re very proud to receive this commendation from HEFCE for our strategy to further engage with and support our industrial partners in the public, private and third sectors.
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