The Knowledge Partnership is an independent strategy, marketing and communications consultancy, supporting the higher education sector and universities with high quality, intelligence-based research.

We are specialists in portfolio optimisation, business and employer engagement, reputation consultancy and international development.

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The Interim Marketing Director - A flexible and accountable solution to a short-term leadership gap


Ian Cairns, one of TKP’s experienced interim directors gives his reflections on the role and its value to our university clients 

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Portfolio Analysis and Strategy

We are the only research agency to specialise in course analysis and development. We work closely with senior staff to benchmark portfolios across faculties and institutions.



We are specialists in primary market research techniques and use these skills to produce evidence based conclusions that inform our consultants’ recommendations.



For over a decade we have helped universities across the world develop and maximise the impact of their internationalisation strategies.


and Business Engagement

We work with universities and sector bodies to develop business engagement and employability strategies which recognise the vital role they play in course development and student marketing.

NEW Syndicated Research - the USA Student Market & the BAME Student Market

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"USA Student Demand for UK Higher Education, A Post-Brexit, Post-Trump Opportunity" & "Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Students - The Key Demographic for Student Growth"

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Fee Benchmarking Tools 2018/19

With our tuition fees benchmarking tools you can easily compare your undergraduate and postgraduate fees to competitor institutions.



SubjectView reports summarise the market activity in first degree and postgraduate taught study within a HE subject area by drawing on a wide variety of data sources.


Viability Reports

These reports provide market intelligence and benchmarking information at individual HE course level.



A new research programme of syndicated opportunities for the higher education sector.

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