Member: Liverpool John Moores University - Knowledge Exchange Team

Liverpool John Moores University is one of the largest, most dynamic and forward-thinking universities in the UK with a vibrant community of over 25,000 students who come from more than 100 countries worldwide. It has over 2,500 staff and as a pioneering modern civic university, it constantly looks to improve and enhance the experience offered to its students and has an open and enthusiastic academic community operating in excellent facilities in providing over 250 degree courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Diversity is valued; endeavour supported and achievement celebrated. Welcome to LJMU and we look forward to hearing from organisations and businesses who wish to work in partnership with us to achieve strong and lasting results and share in its vision and strategy.

About Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU)

Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is a Pioneering Modern Civic University that seeks collaborative and partnership opportunities with all types of organisations that are interested in business engagement, research and innovation development that has economic and social impact. The University’s Knowledge Exchange Team (KET) work across the University to help researchers and academic staff with specialist expertise create funding and income opportunities relevant to their research interests and skills.

In the first instance, please contact Stephen Fisher at or visit for further details of how the University can reach out to organisations for our academics to apply their skills to real situations as knowledge transfer partners and / or as consultants. The University as a Liverpool City Region (LCR) anchor organisation encourages the formation of links and engagement with local agencies and businesses to work collaboratively to contribute to initiatives committed to the continued development and regeneration of the region.

Liverpool John Moores University has its foundations in The Liverpool Mechanics Institute, which originated in 1823, and the establishment of the Liverpool Institute and School of Art and the Liverpool Nautical College followed this small pioneering movement. In 1900, Irene Mabel Marsh opened the IM Marsh Campus. These organisations laid the foundations for the formation of Liverpool Polytechnic (founded 1970), which became Liverpool John Moores University in 1992 and today it has over 25,000 students and approximately 2,500 staff. Its staff and students come from more than 100 countries and it has a turnover of above £200 million. It runs approximately 200 undergraduate and 80 postgraduate courses spread over three main campuses. Two campuses are located in the Centre of Liverpool, and the third is at I.M. Marsh in South Liverpool. LJMU is the 10th largest university in the UK, and is based in some of the most prestigious buildings in Liverpool. The University reflects a true diversity of culture in its people, its approach and in its academic curriculum. LJMU’s revenue expenditure makes it one of the largest businesses on Merseyside, and it has played a leading role in the urban regeneration of Liverpool City Region.

LJMU aims to deliver solutions to meet the challenges of the 21st Century and is committed to meeting the needs of business and its communities in an increasingly competitive environment. Organisations can take advantage of its unique offerings, which cover consultancy, training and development, knowledge exchange, business and research support. The University’s Knowledge Exchange Team, which is part of the University’s Research and Innovation Services department, provides comprehensive links and support for its academic staff with business, the public sector and third sector organisations. This team acts as the first point of contact, so whether an organisation or business requires a research and development project, consultancy services, degree apprenticeship or a student placement, then in the first instance it will ensure that they are quickly connected to the right people. The University has its roots in the applied academic world and by their very nature; courses are predominantly vocational and delivered by academics with a wealth of expertise, industrial and business engagement knowledge.

LJMU has extensive know-how and resources in a wide range of areas including engineering design and manufacture, sports science, business management, ICT, astrophysics, pharmacy and chemistry to name but a few. It has formed links with a diverse range of organisations from locally based regional businesses to large national and multinational companies. LJMU, in association with Professional Liverpool, is committed to the continued development and regeneration of the region and in accordance with its vision and mission actively encourages business and research-based engagement with all organisations and interested parties. Please contact Stephen Fisher, Knowledge Exchange Team at, Tel 0151 231 8073 or Mobile 07968 422391 and visit for discovering more about LJMU's research and innovation services and available support.

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