This open access paper by Richard Holliman reviews the purposes, definitions, and criteria designed to embed ‘engaged research’ as a strategic priority with universities, and explores some of the challenges of implementation. The paper covers the origins of engaged research as a concept, and then explores its potential to address many of the challenges facing higher education today. It also discusses some of the challenges that must be overcome to embed engaged research as a strategic priority within universities. The paper concludes with a series of recommendations for how engaged research might be better supported within universities.
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Diagram: page 3, Supporting excellence in engaged research, Richard Holliman