What are Research Centres in Higher Education and how do they form, function, evolve or decay? Do they operate on a lifespan or are they part of an institution’s life cycle? Do they in turn shape and change the institution? This workshop session will provide an interactive insight into the evolution of Higher Education Institutions from the perspective of academics and professionals supporting the formation and function of Research Centres. The workshop is based on a Monash-Warwick University research project which is seeking to learn more from research professionals and academics about how they see Research Centres bridging interactions with their (parent) Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and linking the institution with regional and global innovation networks. This workshop will be relevant for both new and experienced research professionals by presenting initial findings from a study of Research Centres founded as cohorts through national funding schemes in Australia and engage participants to share their knowledge on the life of the Research Centre as they see it. The session will also consider the dynamic global environment and offer participants to contribute their views on concepts of institutional ecology and institutional design which could inform the development of Research Centres of the future.
|Room||Harris 1 & 2|
|Time||11:30 - 12:45|
|Date||Wednesday 6th June, 2018|
|Theme||Research Policy & Strategy|
Megan Power - Monash-Warwick PhD candidate, Centre for Organisational and Social Informatics, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University