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University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Sir Ian Diamond: ‘We can improve… by sharing best practice’.

In 2011 Sir Ian Diamond urged universities to commit to a culture of greater efficiency. Since then institutions have become increasingly creative in how they operate which has...
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Making lean an integral part of existing change agendas

The University of Aberdeen has been using lean methods since 2009 establishing its own business improvement team in 2012. Pat Browne, who heads up the team, explains why finding a good fit, aligned with the institution’s priorities, is crucial to directing resources and making a difference.

Raising the bar through collaboration

The Jisc-HESA Heidi lab project has brought professionals from a range of universities together to create dashboards for the sector’s new Heidi Plus business intelligence service. Anne Buckle, who took a leading role in one project team, highlights some of the benefits of this model of collaboration.