VP for RI
Our mission is to nurture and grow our talented and dedicated pool of researchers whose practice is founded on a values-based culture of excellence.
We need academics who can conduct research at the leading edge, who are forward-thinking, who provide an exceptional experience for our research students and partners, and who value and generate innovation outcomes. They are the agents for the ‘Surrey Advantage’, culminating in the premium that each and every student or partner gains by choosing us as the place to complete postgraduate research or to collaborate.
We will ensure our teaching and research is synergistic, recognise the coupling of teaching and research in all that we do and engage all our researchers in teaching through culture and practice.
We will ensure our recruitment and promotion processes reflect the duality of our mission, and we will develop opportunities for students to join research centres, and for postgraduate researchers to develop teaching practice.
We will enhance our research excellence by developing and extending our critical mass areas of research, underpinned by strategic investments.
We will establish pan-university research institutes in people-centered artificial intelligence and sustainability which will bring together diverse groups of researchers looking to solve global challenges and complex problems. The institutes will be a vehicle for external collaboration which will create a globally-visible footprint and reputation.
Research across the University will also be supported by the development of a university-wide data governance structure and master plan.
There are many ways in which we will analyze the success of our objectives, but these three top level measures enable us to see that we are growing our research activity and quality, and continuing to achieve an outstanding level of impact through our engagement with business and commercialization activities.
Outcome in research excellence framework
>Top 10% per Capita
For work with business, IP and commercialisation in the knowledge exchange framework
Research grants and contracts income per annum