Corporate report

Research impacts survey

Results of a survey to all higher education institutions to capture sentiment towards investment in research a year into the pandemic.



Report on a survey to all higher education institutes a year into the pandemic (PDF)

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A short survey was sent to all higher education institutions funded for research by:

  • Research England
  • Scottish Funding Council
  • Higher Education Funding Council for Wales
  • Department for the Economy in Northern Ireland.

The aim was to better understand how university leaders see the future for research in the institutions in the hope of anticipating trends not yet visible in published strategies and large datasets.

A secondary aim was to test the ability of low burden surveys of sentiment to capture this kind of information.

This report collates and findings from 78 responses received from 77 institutions.

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