University Alliance Research and Innovation network chair and Pro Vice-Chancellor of Research and Enterprise at the University of Brighton Professor Tara Dean said:
“As Chair of the University Alliance Research and Innovation network, I am constantly amazed by the breadth and scale of impact being delivered by the research undertaken by our universities. I’m pleased that we can showcase just some a snapshot of it through this report.
This year’s British Science Week calls for action to support the next generation of scientists, and I’m proud that in University Alliance we have a deep rooted commitment to unlocking potential and effecting change, particularly within our academic pipeline. As this publication highlights, both within our institutions and across the Alliance, we are leading initiatives to support Early Career Researchers, and expand the diversity of R&D talent pipelines.
Our universities are committed to taking action to progress equality, diversity and inclusion across our research programmes, our institutions, and in wider society, but we also recognise that we have a long way to go to truly realise this ambition. In the coming weeks, months and years, I look forward to working with my colleagues across the Alliance on driving through long-term strategic, cultural and organisational change.”