Welcome to the 13th issue of the newsletter, now titled the Research and Knowledge Exchange Newsletter, and introduced by our Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Knowledge Exchange), Professor Rusi Jaspal.
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I am delighted to write the introduction to the Research and Knowledge Exchange Newsletter for the very first time as Pro-Vice-Chancellor.
When I joined the university, I decided to visit each of our schools to meet with colleagues, to learn more about your research and knowledge exchange (R&KE) activity and to outline my vision for R&KE at the institution. I have also met with the Directors of our COREs and spent time in conversation with many researchers and professional services colleagues on an individual basis. I have consistently been impressed by the quality of research underway and our drive to continue to innovate. As you’ll see in this newsletter, many exciting, innovative and impactful R&KE projects have recently been funded. Many more are in the pipeline. I want to support this activity and, with you, think about how we can build on this work to make a real difference to society.
In the six weeks since joining the University of Brighton, a lot has happened. We have launched a variety of initiatives to support R&KE activity. Several existing schemes have been reconfigured primarily to support colleagues to think about securing external funding. More schemes will be introduced in the New Year to support other aspects of R&KE activity, such as research mentoring, internationalisation, and the formation of partnerships. I am keen to engage with researchers at the university to understand how they can be further supported in the future.
Read more from Professor Rusi Jaspal's introduction and the full issue on pdf.