Research sits at the core of the University’s mission. It forms one of the four pillars in our Strategy 2030 and we use research to advance knowledge and change the world for the better. As demonstrated in our recent Research Excellence Framework 2021 (REF) ranking, we are extremely successful in generating knowledge that delivers impact.
This ability to deliver excellent research depends on our research culture. This includes values, expectations and behaviours that shape how we support, deliver and communicate outcomes. It’s our responsibility as an institution to foster a culture where researchers are encouraged, supported and recognised appropriately.
The University’s Research Cultures Action Plan has been developed with this in mind and realises our commitment to foster an environment where research, researchers, and those who support them, can thrive.