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Achieving Research Excellence

Achieving Research Excellence

Excellence in research is a given. Our strategy builds on the success already achieved by the University in developing its reputation in research. The University has significantly increased its research income in recent years and we need to maintain this trajectory going forward. However we also need to find ways of diversifying our income and this will be a key focus.

Our ambitions for scale and global competitiveness underpin the need to focus on continuing to generate research of the very highest quality. The impact agenda will be an enduring feature of the research environment and we will consider ways in which we can increasingly demonstrate the impact of what we do and our contribution to culture, policy and society.

We will continue to focus on developing our Global Research Priorities as well as supporting our disciplines to achieve the very best standing they can in peer rankings.

We will also look to ways of enhancing our research infrastructure to create the conditions for our colleagues to succeed, be that through innovative ways of funding new initiatives, enabling the best use of our resources through our Research Technology Platforms or finding ways of rewarding and incentivising success.

All of this is predicated on attracting and developing the very best scholars and we will continue to support the development of our people from early career onwards. We will examine ways in which we can further develop our research led teaching and engage our students in research.

Collaboration, be that with other Universities, other sectors or Industry will continue to be a key focus.