John Warren (my manager) wrote an article about the life as a University Relations (UR) manager on Microsoft Research Asia web site. In the article, he describes about various UR programs, the multi-facets engagements and the challenges this role entails.
Inside the article he discussed about:
- MSRA “theme projects”
- Internal (Public Sector, Legal and Corporate Affairs) and external customers (from research institutions and sometimes government agencies)
- The amount of legal agreement negotiation and review we undertake for each joint research projects (it’s not funny, trust me)
- The reasons why he enjoys his role as a UR manager
If you are interested to get a snap shot of what I do, check out John’s article “A week in the life of a University Relations Manager“