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Archive for November 2013

Public engagement with research: making sense of the diversity

Sandy Oliver, Professor of Public Policy at the Institute of Education, compares engagement to a thriving cottage industry and proposes a framework to help us to learn from different approaches, and to develop more effective engaged practice...

Grand Challenges of the 21st Century

Puzzle
Paul Benneworth, senior researcher at the University of Twente, explores how new forms of collaboration are essential if we are to find ways of tackling the huge societal challenges that the future will bring. Clearly the greatest issues that...

No more flares (and I don’t mean trousers or do I?!)

Seascape
Simon Denegri, Chair of Involve, tells a cautionary parable as he exhorts universities to create cultures supportive of engagement. The sea rose on its haunches and beckoned them to look aloft. The flare rose, then splintered against the pale...

Tackling the ‘Wicked Issues’

Yellow brick road
The Future of University/Public Engagement and Social Justice? What might the engaged university of the future be like? In the latest Engaged Futures blog, Sharon Clancy, Head of Community Partnerships at The University of Nottingham, dreams of Oz...

Whose ‘public good’ does engaged research serve?

Keri Facer, Professor of Educational and Social Futures at the University of Bristol, explores how universities need to address inequalities in society through a more holistic approach, if the promise of engagement is to be realised. The last two...

An energetic dance

In the next in our series of guest blogs on the future of the engaged university, Kim Aumann (Boing Boing) envisions the future as a dance between equal partners committed to making a positive difference. Getting there will require significant...