Universities as knowledge brokers

Project Titled : Universities as knowledge brokers in the governance of climate resilience

Project Overview

  • This project is concerned with the role of universities as knowledge brokers within climate resilience networks
  • It explores whether and how universities can serve to improve interactions by playing a role as knowledge broker in the production, use and translation of knowledge
  • It will collect data from academics in four universities (in Bangladesh, Uganda, Germany and the UK) to analyze the range and extent of their networks
  • It aims to understand the architecture of existing networks between universities and public, private and civil society sectors dealing with the governance of climate change resilience
  • Future needs, opportunities and barriers for engaging universities as knowledge brokers will be assessed

Methodological Framework

  • The methodology of the research will combine quantitative and qualitative data
  • Detailed information on knowledge brokering and knowledge translation activities of selected academics will be systematically collected for analysingsocial relationships
  • The team will also engage with broader stakeholders for understanding and appreciation of how knowledge governance for climate resilience functions and can be improved

Project Timeline

01 February 2019 –31 January 2020


  • Semi-structured interviews
  • Consultation workshops
  • Dissemination of findings for policy influence

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