The campaign aims to highlight the essential role of UK universities and their impact on the economy, culture, society, the environment and much more.
As part of Universities Week 2011, RCUK and Universities UK are seeking submissions for Big Ideas for the Future. The project is exploring research currently taking place in universities that is likely to have a major impact on the UK and the world in the future.
All research organisations are invited to submit ideas and suggestions can be from any academic discipline. The only rule is that the research must be happening now or imminently and it must be something that will result in a real impact on people’s lives.
The proposed categories for entries are below, but suggestions for others are welcome:
- Delivering a healthy future.
- People and environment: sustainability for the next century and beyond.
- The creation of recreation; how we’ll use our leisure time in fifty years.
- The future of humanity and society.
- Getting around: our planet, and beyond.
- Capital ideas: the future of commerce and business.
The Research Development Unit will be liaising with Marketing & Communications to submit a selection of the excellent research undertaken at BU to Universities Week. If you would like to nominate your research or a colleague’s research then please contact Julie Northam by Friday 8 April.
A selection of the submissions will appear in a report ‘Big Ideas for the Future’ that will be launched during Universities Week on Thursday 16 June.
A selection of Big Idea impact case studies can be read here.
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