Collaboration: the Key to Research Impact

abstract

With the human race facing a greater number of challenges than at any other time in its history, issues such as health, technology and communications, climate change and population growth present problems that, if left unchecked, threaten the sustainability of our civilisation.

To address these important issues, future research activity needs to adopt a more fluid and cross-disciplinary framework free from the traditional subject and structural barriers.

This cross-fertilisation of ideas and expertise is fundamental to Brunel’s rich collaborative tradition and is reflected in the way our researchers interact across different disciplines. The University has now taken a new step designed to encourage as flexible and creative a perspective as possible.

Five Collaborative Research Networks bring together experts from around the University into multidisciplinary teams that are focusing on a number of broad themes.




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