When most people think of colleges/universities they often think of lecturers, students, academics and some may even mention support functions such as IT, Libraries etc. One role that will very rarely get a mention is that of Business Development Managers or Knowledge Transfer Managers.
These roles are vital in developing partnerships and exchanging knowledge across organisational boundaries whether that’s with businesses, SMEs, Charitable or Public organisations (and probably many more categories). In some cases you could, perhaps, argue these people are social artists. The following sound bites provide an insight into these roles.
University of Glasgow, Lynne Brown & Fraser Rowan – Business Development Managers
University of Strathclyde, Fiona Young – International Programmes Officer
University of Strathclyde, Linda Wallace – Business Development Manager, Yvonne Kinnaird- KTN Manager