Aims and Objectives

 cropped-RENU-Logo-Final.jpgRENU provides support to its member Universities on research issues, and its aims and objectives are to:


  * Promote research, in its widest sense, and consider any factors that affect research, in their widest sense

* The circulation of relevant information affecting research at our member universities and supporting best practice

* Sustain a vibrant and influential network of senior decision makers from participant universities

* Provide a forum for debating all issues related to the sustainability of the research base in the  university sector

* Enhance collaboration between members through sharing ideas and best practice

* Engage with Research Councils, the TSB, Catapult Centres, UK and European funding agencies and any other funding agencies with a focus on research quality, relevance and impact

* Represent effectively views regarding research from our member institutions delivering on sub-regional through to global agendas

* Promote effective knowledge transfer and sustainable commercialisation

* Be an influential force for lobbying and influencing policy makers on key issues relevant to our membership

We believe the best way to achieve our objectives is to run workshops, conferences and also free consultation events for our membership to promote the discussion and the development of best practice in managing research in our member universities. Although we are not a mission group, we do, from time to time, formulate and express the views of  our members on matters that affect research and make recommendations to appropriate bodies.