University Research Institute Review 2016
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Research), Professor Mike Brooks, has established a review of the University of Adelaide’s Research Institutes.
The current research institutes were established in 2008-2009, with the aim to “promote existing and emerging areas of research strength, enhance the University's national and international profile, promote strategic linkages with external partners, assist in attracting both outstanding researchers and external research funding, foster renowned research teams, attract higher degree by research students, and boost high quality research output.”
Taking into account substantial changes in the higher education sector and the external environment, the development of the University Strategic Plan, the Beacon of Enlightenment (2013-2023) and, most recently, the University Research Strategy, Adelaide Research for Impact 2016-2018 it is timely to assess the alignment of our Institute strategy with the University’s mission, goals and other research strategies.
The Review will address the operation, performance and impact of the current institutes since their establishment, as well as the key elements of the Research Centres and Research Institutes Framework. This will assist in clarifying options for their role, scope and mode of operation going forward.
The intention of the event is to have a free ranging discussion by stakeholders.