Public engagement

 Research improves lives. It brings advantages to individuals and societies, as beneficiaries of research and through a sustained engagement between researchers and their publics, stimulated by new knowledge and understanding. Relevance, trust, accountability and transparency are the cornerstones of the relationship between research and society.

The UKRI vision is of a society in which research is created, used, challenged, valued, and shared by all. We aim to encourage, support, and value the leadership of high-quality engagement between the research community and wider society. Over the coming months we will be working closely with internal and external stakeholders to develop a refreshed strategy for UK Research and Innovation public engagement and associated programmes.

In the meantime in this area you will find information about recent and ongoing public engagement initiatives funded collectively by UKRI partners.