Mapping of University Research Output and Impact to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Ivanova, Y., Aitchison, I., Cannon, P. , Butler, D., Gadegaard, N. and Keith, N. (2020) Mapping of University Research Output and Impact to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Project Report. OSF. (doi: 10.17605/OSF.IO/UFYTA).

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Publisher's URL: https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/UFYTA

Abstract

The Sustainable Development Goals, as defined by the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, provide recognised framework for wider impact, allowing research institutions worldwide to demonstrate the relevance of their output to societal challenges. Using the SDG to show commitment to sustainable development and innovation in an internationally recognised way, allows Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to ultimately raise stakeholders’ trust in them, by informing what topics are in their research focus and in what areas they generate greater impact (BITC, 2018).This can also lead to stronger connections with industrial and business partners, as the SDG provide a good way of articulating strategic focus, but also are commonly used to pinpoint future opportunities and risks. Moreover, SDG are gaining recognition as a universal language, that ultimately translates shared aspirations and can therefore change the communication dynamic between HEIs, Funding Bodies, policy makers and various industries (BITC, 2018).

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Project Report)
Keywords:Collaboration, crossdisciplinary, crossing disciplinary boundaries, data archiving, data mining, data querying, Higher Education Institutes, impact appraisal tools, impact on policy and practice, innovation, institutional repository, interdisciplinary, knowledge exchange, pathways to impact, quadruple helix, REF 2014research impact, research metrics, research output, Sustainable Development Goals, triangulation research, UN SDG.
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ivanova, Yoana and Cannon, Mr Paul and Butler, Mr Darrell and Gadegaard, Professor Nikolaj and Keith, Professor Nicol
Authors: Ivanova, Y., Aitchison, I., Cannon, P., Butler, D., Gadegaard, N., and Keith, N.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cancer Sciences
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Biomedical Engineering
University Services > Library and Collection Services > Library
Publisher:OSF

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