Thank you to all those people who responded to the online questionnaire about the BU Research Themes. There were 273 responses! On this basis we can reduce the short list of twelve societal themes down to ten as set out in the briefing paper (available from – I:\CRKT\Public\RDU\Research themes\Paper.docx). The ten are:
- Health and wellbeing
- Recreation and leisure
- Culture and society or Society & Social Change
- Environmental change and biodiversity
- Green economy and sustainability
- Creative and digital economies
- Learning and public engagement
- Entrepreneurship and economic growth
- Technology and design
We urgently need some champions to ‘flesh-out’ these themes to help scope them and allow us to ‘road test’ them further. I am looking for as many views as possible for each theme; just fill out the template (available from – I:\CRKT\Public\Research themes\Form.doc) and e-mail it back to me. The idea is to then distill these views and produce a scope for each; if there are no champions forthcoming then we may be able to reduce the list further. I need the templates back by the 27 May if possible; thank you!
PVC (Research, Enterprise & Internationalisation)
(The documents are saved to the I-drive. If you are on-campus then you need to copy and paste the file pathway into an internet browser. If you are unable to access them please contact Julie Northam who will email you the documents).