Corporate Plan 2006 - 2012:
A Statement of Strategic Intent
We will identify and invest selectively in areas of research activity that have the potential to gain international levels of research standing
We will build on areas of research strength and research potential in order to develop centres of academic excellence and increase our research capacity. We will aim to maximise our research standing, rather than the number of staff submitted in RAE 2008, and our research standing more broadly by 2012.
We will facilitate this by appropriately resourced, University-wide activities (Graduate School, Centre for Research and Knowledge Transfer, PhD studentships, estates programme) and strategic collaborations with professional bodies, commercial organisations, health providers, research councils, government bodies, other universities and the armed forces in the UK and similar bodies overseas.
We will identify and invest selectively in areas of research activity that have the potential to gain international levels of research standing. These will normally be in interdisciplinary professionally-related areas and have the potential to become self-sustaining within three years.