Category Archives: Events

This category covers findings from events we’ve attended as delegates and any findings/outputs from events we’ve organised.

Slow science and measuring the social value of universities

GLOBAL UNIVERSITY NETWORK FOR INNOVATION (GUNI) Conference on University Engagement 2013 Blog series, Fifth post Workshop on Funding Enablers for Community Engagement  Following this encouraging plenary discussion (see fourth post), delegates then split up into breakout groups, each considering the political  and structural enablers for engagement through one of the four following ‘lenses’: policy; funding; infrastructures; networks/people. I … Read more

Universities and society – systems thinking for social innovation

Global University Network for Innovation (GUNI) Conference on University Engagement 2013  Blog series – Fourth post    Frameworks and Structures to Enable Engagement   The third day of the GUNI Conference commenced with a stimulating panel discussion on political structures and frameworks that enable engagement. Paul Manners, Director of the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement, chaired a … Read more

Knowledge, Wisdom and the Beauty of Imperfection

GLOBAL UNIVERSITY NETWORK FOR INNOVATION (GUNI) Conference on University Engagement 2013 Blog series, third post   Reconceptualising Knowledge    Day 2 of the GUNI conference finished with a plenary focussed ‘Enlarging the Concept of Knowledge’. Cristina Escrigas, Jesus Granados and Francois Vallaeys held that typically we are currently using a rather chaotic form of knowledge exchange, fragmented … Read more