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The University is committed to undertaking and supporting research as an integral part of its provision and for its contribution to our standing as an institution that delivers high quality teaching. It celebrates the breadth and diversity of research 90% of which has been rated as of international quality with 15% classified as ‘world-leading’ (University results for REF 2014).

The University adopts the widely recognised definition of research as “a process of investigation leading to new insights, effectively shared” and embraces basic, applied, practice and professional based approaches to research. 

The Research Strategy will ensure that all staff engaged in learning and teaching achieve a research profile of national or international repute and will support areas of excellence to grow and flourish.

Research that matters

The Research Strategy recognises that research prepares and qualifies academics as deliverers of an outstanding learning experience to their students and is a fundamental and explicit part of the Higher Education offer. Research expertise and reputation are complementary to formal teaching qualifications and the other skills and expertise required of the modern academic.

In addition, postgraduate research students:

  • will be attracted to study at the University recognizing it as a place where their potential can be realised
  • will have an excellent experience during their time studying at the University
  • will feel part of a wider community that values their contribution and listens to their voice.

Download the complete University of Chichester Research Strategy