Flinders out and about in the South

southern-suburbsThe Southern Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (SKTP) program is to launch an interactive e-book to showcase some of the 34 projects it has supported in Adelaide’s Southern region over the past 18 months.

Thanks to the SKTP’s Knowledge Exchange Grants (KEG) scheme, Flinders University staff and students have been engaged in a range of partnerships with schools, local government, government agencies and private companies in areas that include business, law, health, science, education and social services.

Ms Penny Crocker, Head of the SKTP team, said the achievements generated by these small grants in a short time have been outstanding.

“From improving science and technology education across the southern Adelaide region, to setting up new partnerships for student engagement with the professions, assisting businesses to go online to supporting health outcomes for residents to working with local government on evidence-based decision making, the impact has been broad and strong,” she said.

Flinders University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Michael Barber, said that the grants had proved to be extremely effective in extending the engagement of Flinders with its local community.

“The projects have further demonstrated the ability of the University to assist in social and economic capacity-building in partnership with other stakeholders in the South,” Professor Barber said.

The e-book will be launched at 10am on February 9 in the SILC building at Flinders University. As well as a display of completed projects, there will be an opportunity to meet the project teams.

Ms Crocker said that the e-book will act not only as a record of the activities and outcomes of the projects, but will also facilitate further collaborations by providing links to contact details for project leaders, publications and visual media resources.

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