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Professor Land asked attendees to consider recent evidence that demonstrates ways in which research-informed teaching environments within Universities can assist with fostering the high-level graduate attributes increasingly sought in a globalised economy. He explained how high-level graduate attributes can be achieved through utilising research, creative, scholarly and performance work to inform the curriculum. Ray argued that in a knowledge-based economy characterised by uncertainty, risk and speed, binary oppositions between ‘ivory towers’ and ‘real world’ environments appear increasingly outdated. Evidence suggests that the attributes valued by research communities, specifically problem-formulation and generation of ideas,are equally valued in business and industry, and further, are seen as contributing to good citizenship. The session included tools for framing and audit that can assist Universities with implementation of research-teaching linkages. It provided vignettes of effective practice and discussed the benefits of these approaches for organisations, disciplines and individual academic staff.