Future of Research: Reputation <br />Professor Dame Julia M Goodfellow<br />University of Kent <br />
Nobel prizes - sets international reputation <br />Robert Edwards for IVF<br />Professor Andre Geim and Professor Konstant...
Reputation of the UK research base – being part of a strong sector  <br />4% of OECD gross expenditure in R & D produces 1...
Strengthof UK research base:   <br />Health and medically related <br />Social science <br />Humanities<br />Page 4<br />F...
Institution and discipline level  <br />Research Assessment Exercise – <br />Alone and as part of a more general  league t...
Reputation  of UK research base <br />Strong reputation<br />Strong on evidence <br /> Efficient  and not complacent<br />...
The Future – the international challenge  <br />Future of Research<br />Page 7<br />China has increased its research outpu...
The national challenge <br />After ten years of growth in public sector investment in research base (both in HEIs and rese...
Technological and social challenges<br />Technology is changing fast – can we afford to invest? Can we afford not to ? <br...
People – secure our reputation  <br />Our students well respected for their training<br />Country of choice for training o...
Partnerships – Will we be partner of choice?Do we have the right support mechanisms for collaborative research?Do we use E...
Effectiveness – we will have to continue to be efficient in our use of resources; good track record in sharing Communicati...
Future imperatives<br />People - strong in producing skilled, competent and able researchers  <br />Partnerships - strong ...
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The Future of Research: Reputation

  1. 1. Future of Research: Reputation <br />Professor Dame Julia M Goodfellow<br />University of Kent <br />
  2. 2. Nobel prizes - sets international reputation <br />Robert Edwards for IVF<br />Professor Andre Geim and Professor Konstantin Novoselov, University of Manchester for Graphene<br />Christopher Pissarides (LSE) for economics<br />Page 2<br />Future of Research<br />
  3. 3. Reputation of the UK research base – being part of a strong sector <br />4% of OECD gross expenditure in R & D produces 14.4% of the most cited papers<br />Leading OECD country on citations per gross domestic product and per researcher<br />Research contract income to HE from business nearly doubled between 2001- 2006<br />PhD awards per million population are increasing in the UK and are second only to Germany<br />Page 3<br />Future of Research<br />
  4. 4. Strengthof UK research base: <br />Health and medically related <br />Social science <br />Humanities<br />Page 4<br />Future of Research<br />
  5. 5. Institution and discipline level <br />Research Assessment Exercise – <br />Alone and as part of a more general league table<br />Important for institution - Kent (24th or 30th in UK)and for individual discipline – History second in UK; Law 5th in UK etc….<br />Making sure that you include all the relevant data <br />International League tables<br />Malcolm Grant (UCL) has highlighted some of the arbitrary nature of rankings<br />UK has four in top 10 <br />Warwick not in top 200 in one table <br />Page 5<br />Future of Research<br />
  6. 6. Reputation of UK research base <br />Strong reputation<br />Strong on evidence <br /> Efficient and not complacent<br />But ............ the world is changing<br />Page 6<br />Future of Research<br />
  7. 7. The Future – the international challenge <br />Future of Research<br />Page 7<br />China has increased its research output four-fold over ten years overtaking all but USA. India and Brazil have both doubled their output. <br />
  8. 8. The national challenge <br />After ten years of growth in public sector investment in research base (both in HEIs and research institutes), we are below OECD average. <br />We are expecting cuts when most other developed countries are still investing. <br />How will this affect our reputation? <br />Page 8<br />Future of Research<br />
  9. 9. Technological and social challenges<br />Technology is changing fast – can we afford to invest? Can we afford not to ? <br />Research data management – clearly important for our current researchers but also on potential researchers and potential partners<br />Social challenges require interdisciplinary solutions across sciences, humanities and social science - can we afford to keep a broad research base? <br />Page 9<br />Future of Research<br />
  10. 10. People – secure our reputation <br />Our students well respected for their training<br />Country of choice for training of non-UK <br />UK trained students able to go worldwide <br />Maintenance of this base is essential for the future <br />Page 10<br />Future of Research<br />
  11. 11. Partnerships – Will we be partner of choice?Do we have the right support mechanisms for collaborative research?Do we use European initiatives enough?<br />Page 11<br />Future of Research<br />
  12. 12. Effectiveness – we will have to continue to be efficient in our use of resources; good track record in sharing Communication - we will need to communicate our successes much more if we are to maintain our world wide reputation. Use of modern technology will be essential. <br />Page 12<br />Future of Research<br />
  13. 13. Future imperatives<br />People - strong in producing skilled, competent and able researchers <br />Partnerships - strong links between quality of research and collaborations <br />Effectiveness <br />Communication<br />Page 13<br />Future of Research<br />

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