Our vision is to be recognised across the world as a University that addresses the needs of society through innovative interdisciplinary research and by sharing our knowledge with the world.
We strongly believe that the most effective universities are those that embrace a strong research ethos benchmarked against international standards.
There is a direct connection between research and excellence in learning and teaching. The best educators are more often men and women who are working at the frontiers of knowledge in their subject areas.
Ground-breaking research is one of the ways we make an impact on society at home and abroad. It is central to our mission. It allows us to shape the future, impacting on people’s health, education and well-being; allowing people to better understand and engage with the world around them; and providing opportunities to create wealth and stimulate growth.
Academically, it gives us global reputational reach and connectivity, improves our ability to attract the highest-quality staff, and helps us inspire our students.
This in turn has a direct impact on our ability to achieve income growth targets from research, knowledge exchange and student recruitment activities.
To achieve our research objectives, we will:
We will measure success with the following outcomes and targets: