Building community research partnerships worldwide


Structures to facilitate research partnerships globally have been in existence for up to 150 years, but there is an uneven spread of models across a wider range of higher education institutions as new partnerships have emerged in recent years, a comparative study to identify challenges and propose solutions has revealed. Global Trends in Support Structures for Community University Research Partnerships was presented at the Talloires Network Leaders Conference held in Stellenbosch, outside Cape Town, from 2-4 December.

The multilingual research was conducted into community-university research partnerships from January to March 2014 through global network partners by the UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education.

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