Our vision for engaged research at Queen’s is:
‘To become a world leader in promoting the values of partnership and collaboration in research by building and sustaining mutually-beneficial research relationships, with real-world impact, and championing a culture where staff and partners feel valued and supported in their research engagement activities.’
Queen’s has a long history of conducting innovative and world-leading research. We are proud to be an outward-looking institution, responding to the challenges faced by society.
The creation of a research environment which values and promotes knowledge exchange, collaboration and partnership is an integral part of the success of any university. This has always been the case but, now more than ever, there are pressing reasons to reaffirm this commitment.
This Action Plan is designed to support staff, not to add bureaucratic burden. It is based on values, not metrics, and its objectives and actions place an onus on the University leadership to demonstrate its commitment to engaged research. This Plan has been built on the ideas, initiative and experiences of our staff and partners who have embedded engaged research at the heart of what they do. It will provide strategic direction for our initiatives in this area over the coming years and help researchers to engage our many diverse external stakeholders meaningfully and effectively.
Indeed, we hope that the design and development of this Plan in itself speaks to the values we wish to promote through it: engagement, partnership and respect.
Queen's University Belfast is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
For more information please read our Equality and Diversity Policy.
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