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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages13
JournalInnovations in Education and Teaching International
Journal publication date18 Apr 2018
StateE-pub ahead of print - 18 Apr 2018


This article explores a universal issue in higher education: how in
practice can we secure the most productive relationships between
the research universities pursue and the education they provide? It
opens by drawing from three recent international literature reviews
summarising research on research-teaching links, sometimes termed
a ‘nexus’. It then proceeds inductively to analyse grounded empirical
data from practitioners in an English post-1992 University. This
data describes what participants think should change and where,
to increase its amount and quality. To illuminate how things might
change, the same data is then re-analysed deductively against six
‘lessons learnt’ from a 2012 review of literature examining the diffusion
of innovative teaching and learning in higher education. Lessons are
confirmed or lacunae pointed out, before the concluding discussion
offers recommendations and observations for universities pursuing
research-rich education.

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