A key priority for the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation) at UOW is the development of the 2020-2025 UOW Research & Innovation Strategy. Currently a draft document, it sets out our vision to create knowledge for a better world and to work with our communities to deliver research with impact and drive positive change.

Consultations on the draft Strategy opened on 26 March and was extended from 9 April to 15 May, due to the overlap of the original deadline with the rapid move to online teaching. There was strong engagement across UOW, with supportive statements and acknowledgement that the Strategy will assist UOW in achieving its research aspirations and objectives.

During that extended consultation period, 367 responses were received to our online survey, many staff and HDR students participated in our three virtual morning teas and we also consulted with local community members via the UOW Community Reference Group. We thank all who participated and provided feedback, questions and comments.

Key changes made to the Draft Strategy as a result of that feedback are now discussed in our latest DVC-R&I Podcast #2 and include:

– the re-wording of some strategic objectives;

– new KPIs and alignment with the Hong Kong Principles for Research Integrity;

– the importance of local as well as global research networks;

– how we will measure values-based research;

– the appointment of the new UOW Dean of Graduate Research;

– and the establishment of two new advisory groups to support our diverse research community and protect research excellence.

Further information about the Strategy and a link to Podcast #2 please click here.