The session takes the UK as a case study. In 2015 the UK’s aid strategy adopted a cross-government approach to Official Development Assistance (ODA). ODA spending, previously carried out by the international development department was redistributed to other departments, including the department responsible for universities and research. New funding streams emerged with the requirement for research to deliver economic and welfare impact. This has been driving changes in university research practice and environment. An internationalisation framework (as defined by Knight 2003) will be used to examine these changes from academic, non-academic, and strategic perspectives
There will be an opportunity to reflect on your own institution’s engagement with development and internationalisation and to discuss and debate issues with fellow delegates:
* Can academic research truly deliver economic and welfare benefits for low and middle income countries (LMICs)?
* How do we broaden the base of researchers engaging with the international development agenda?
* How do we facilitate the inter-disciplinary, larger-scale working required by complex global challenges?
* How do we develop more inclusive and equitable approaches to partnerships – working with and not just in LMICs?
* Does a research capacity/capability building relationship simply reinforce non-equitable partnerships?
* How do we integrate research management issues with a university’s international partnerships strategy and its strategy for addressing the SDGs?
|Time||12:00 - 13:15|
|Date||Thursday 7th June, 2018|
|Theme||Research Policy & Strategy|
William Mitchell - Strategic Projects and Partnerships Manager (International), Research Policy, University of Liverpool
Ellie Farnworth - Strategic Projects Manager, University of Liverpool
Maeva Zimmermann - Research Development Officer, University of Liverpool