The 2011-15 Strategic plan 'Pioneering and Connected', reflects both the history of the University and its ambitions for the future. The plan commits the University to forging new ways in teaching and learning and seeks innovations in research that will advance the economic, educational and social development of our region and the world. Consequently the University seeks to complement and broaden the impact and applications of its research and teaching beyond academic life through a cohesive Knowledge Transfer strategy closely aligned with its research and teaching missions.
Knowledge Transfer (KT) concerns all activities that generate, use, apply or exploit knowledge outside the academic environment and includes access to the University's knowledge base by external organisations, communities and stakeholders.
The key strategic objectives for this Knowledge Transfer strategy are:
- To raise the international profile of the University of Limerick and strengthen its national standing by ensuring that the University's breadth of research results, data and other information and outputs are made accessible to the wider public.
- To encourage and support KT in order to maximise the education, health, economic and social impacts of the University's knowledge and expertise for the benefit of the University and its partners locally, regionally and internationally.
- To promote, publicise & raise awareness across the University of all aspects of Knowledge Transfer (economic development, provision of policy advice and public engagement) and to embed KT activities into every research grant application and funded research project.
- To increase the levels of KT from the university through staff incentives and rewards for engagement in this activity.
Knowledge Transfer Strategy document