How to become a world top 300 University

Dr Simon Kerridge - Director of Research Services, University of Kent
Professor Sanjeev K Sobhee - Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academia), University of Mauritius
Silke Blohm - Director of Research and Enterprise at SOAS, University of London

The University of Mauritius has developed an ambitious plan “to reposition the UoM as a research-intensive University” in response to the global environment and in particular taking advantage of the government ambitions to be recognised globally with a top 300 university by 2030. One major part of this is a research evaluation exercise to develop a baseline position from which to measure progress.

This presentation details the ambitions, process, and initial evaluation and benchmarking process. Crucially the strategy is underpinned by investment and interventions. We will focus on the development of the evaluation framework and the processes need to make this work, including the collection and analysis of data.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the environment of the University of Mauritius that led to the strategy
  • Understand the research evaluation process used (based on the UK REF)
  • Understand why particular metrics were chosen – in order to incentivise desired behaviour
Room Pentland
Time 14:00 - 15:15
Date Tuesday 5th June, 2018
Theme Research Policy & Strategy
Style Pecha Kucha
Speakers Dr Simon Kerridge - Director of Research Services, University of Kent
Professor Sanjeev K Sobhee - Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academia), University of Mauritius
Silke Blohm - Director of Research and Enterprise at SOAS, University of London

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