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The notion of the ivory tower is under threat as academics embrace links with industry as a central tenet of their profession – and not just in the hard sciences. The largest survey of academic engagement with business has found that knowledge exchange is now a major part of university life, with the social sciences having as strong a link with business as physics … Michael Kitson, senior lecturer at Cambridge’s Judge Business School and leader of the project, said the findings punctured “the myth of the ivory tower”.

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