University of Bath

How Government Engages with Academia

Dr Catherine Haddon, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Government, discusses findings from an IfG report on How government can work with academia.

2 Oct 201812.30pm
2 Oct 20181.45pm
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Policymaking is a core task for government. But to make policy well government needs to be open to external ideas, including from academics. Through the REF and new funding streams academia has been focusing on how to improve the impact of research, including on public policy, but what steps has government made to improve how it engages with academia and what does this mean for academics who want better links?

Dr Catherine Haddon will present the findings from the Institute for Government’s research into this question, based on interviews in 10 government departments. She will also discuss the work that the Institute does with academics and research councils to support academic engagement and also the way in which the Institute approaches engagement itself.

A sandwich lunch will be provided at the seminar, please advise us of any dietary requirements in advance.