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National Centre for Research Culture

“When it comes to research culture, universities are not islands, they are part of a larger community. To improve research culture, universities and their partners must coordinate, cooperate and share their good practices. To help achieve this, the University of Warwick has established the National Centre for Research Culture, for the benefit of the entire UK research community.”

- Professor Sotaro Kita, Director of the National Centre for Research Culture and Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)

About the Centre

The National Centre for Research Culture aims to improve research culture across the UK Higher Education sector.

Working closely with key partners and HEIs nationwide, it will serve as a long-term hub for knowledge curation, training and innovative research into research culture.

We are...

  • Building a community of researchers and practitioners to raise the visibility of research culture
  • Developing and implementing sector-wide initiatives
  • Providing policy advice on research culture
  • Facilitating empirical research and quality reviews into research culture
  • Developing sector-wide training

  • Raising the profile of research culture across the sector

Research Culture in action

From improving support for early career researchers, to connecting academics with schoolteachers to fuel the curriculum, hear first hand from the people who are working to improve research culture across Warwick and beyond.


Research on research culture

We carry out research on research culture in partner with the Doctoral Education and Academia Research Centre.


The Warwick PATHWAY Programme

We're working to tackle the under-representation of black academics in UK Higher Education. The Warwick PATHWAY Programme will offer a wide range of opportunities and initiatives along the entire career pathway, and aims to create a community of aspiring black researchers.


International Research Culture Conference 2023

The International Research Culture Conference (IRCC) invited all those working in research to come together, to foster meaningful conversations and relationships. The session recordings and event gallery are now available to view.


International Research Culture Conference 2024

In 2024, the IRCC will be held at The University of Warwick on 16 September.
More details will be posted in the coming months.
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