A one-day, national conference for all those with strategic responsibility for research in universities and the wider higher education sector. Research in universities: successful strategies for 2017 and beyond will offer delegates from a diverse range of institutions in the UK the opportunity to examine the changing research infrastructure and landscape, including:

  • Research funding changes, challenges and opportunities – both domestic and international
  • The Research Excellence Framework and how it affects what we ask of people
  • Best practice in developing research talent and skills
  • Successful collaboration and new opportunities to work together
  • The move towards Open Access, the potential barriers and future successes

Strengthening international research collaboration links in Global Britain

This workshop offers attendees advance insight into UUK’s work on this front, including a presentations of the findings of the research that UUKi has commissioned from Digital Science to evaluate a range of existing international research funding initiatives, as well as the opportunity to engage with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy as they develop their own approach to supporting international research funding.


Professor Paul Boyle, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Leicester

Professor Jonathan Adams, Chief Scientist, Digital Science

Harshbir Sangha, Head of International Research and Innovation Strategy, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy