Short welcome note (Issue 7)

Welcome Note

Knowledge exchange (KE) enables our academics to make use of their expertise to contribute to the betterment of society and make their research meaningful to the world at large. In this issue, the success stories of our colleagues who received the KE Awards 2014 show us how KE imbued their work with a sense of purpose and vigour.

I am delighted that our new President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Peter Mathieson, shares his vision on KE and views on future development with us.

In the UK, impact is becoming increasingly important in the landscape of research. You can find out more in the Panorama section.

Professor Paul K H Tam
Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) & Director, Knowledge Exchange Office