06/08/09 | | Slide Joint Information Systems Committee Supporting education and research JISC projects: Communications & Marketing Jane Charlton, Communications Co-ordinator 5 – 6 March 2009 Business and Community Engagement Programme Meeting
“ JISC supports UK further & higher education and research by providing leadership in the use of Information and Communications Technology in support of learning, teaching, research and administration. JISC receives funding from all the UK further and higher education funding councils.”
The JISC Business and Community Engagement programme aims to support UK institutions in their strategic management of relationships with commercial, public sector (including charities and trusts), cultural, social and civic organisations.
Knowledge transfer, innovation and employer engagement are high on the Government’s agenda for economic prosperity and quality of life and are major drivers for strategic change in educational institutions. JISC supports colleges and universities in the strategic management of relationships with partners and clients external to the institution, and in managing the associated activities and services, such as knowledge exchange and workforce development. The benefits of effective business and community engagement include a more highly skilled workforce, a more efficient, dynamic and sustainable economy and a more cohesive, knowledge-enabled society.