Research Strategy and Culture
Research and KE Strategy
People, Culture and Impact are at the core of our Research and KE Strategy 2022-2027 which aims to deliver a step change in our research and KE culture over the next five years. A key driver has been to ensure that we are alert to a challenging external funding context and that our objectives are clear, consistent and cognisant of policy agendas.
Our vision is to be a leading and inclusive modern University, known for transformative research and KE, excellent in our outputs, progressive and distinctive in our culture, and far reaching in our impact
Research and KE Culture
We value all contributions through an open, positive and healthy research and KE culture based on diversity, inclusivity and mutual respect across all activities and underpinned by integrity and a sustainable environment.
QMU is dedicated to building a supportive, collegiate and highly motivated research culture based on diversity, inclusivity and mutual respect across all activities to help us to attract and retain our talented staff and students.
Equality of opportunity is essential to achieving research excellence and we believe our diversity of thought and culture is fundamental to our ability to solve complex challenges. We aim to remove barriers, eliminate discrimination and make sure all researchers have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
We offer researcher development training and mentoring; funded initiatives; interdisciplinary events; support for external collaboration; enterprise and innovation services; grant writing support; and career and professional resources to enhance employability, with opportunities to meet others and become part of our vibrant research community.
We are driving positive developments in our research culture through:
Commitment to the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers and the HR Excellence in Research Award - Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers and the HR Excellence in Research Award
Participation in the Culture, Employment and Development in Academic Research Survey – (CEDARS).
Membership of the collaborative Teaching Research and Academic Mentoring Scheme (TRAMS) led by the University of St Andrews and University of Dundee
Commitment to the Responsible Use of Metrics in Research Assessment, a signatory to the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) and the Leiden Manifesto through our Institutional Statement on the Use of Metrics in Research Assessment
Commitment to the Knowledge Exchange (KE Concordat) as one of the three Scottish HEIs who submitted to the Development Year.