Discovery

Discovery

2. An accelerating and impactful performance in discovery

The recent acceleration of research performance at Macquarie has been outstanding.
We will further our performance in research by:

  • increasing academic staff numbers and strengthening succession planning across the University
  • continuing to invest in areas of existing strength and adding new areas where these offer long-term sustainability
  • increasing interdisciplinary research by removing structural barriers
  • improving research training to prepare our graduate students to achieve the highest impact in careers both within and outside the academy
  • improving our facilities for research to ensure they are of world class standing
  • placing early emphasis on streamlining the administration of research in order to free researchers to focus on that which they alone can do
  • leading the field in research productive research partnerships and collaborations both within and outside the academy.

Priority 2 - Discovery

Name Description Executive Sponsors
Research Framework
Develop a new Strategic Research Framework to guide Macquarie's accelerating and impactful performance in discovery to 2025 Professor Sakkie Pretorius, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
Professor David Wilkinson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Corporate Engagement and Advancement)
Implement ERA 2015
Strategically prepare, optimise and submit Macquarie's 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia data to the Australian Research Council, and utilise the resulting data and the ARC's published results within Macquarie systems for strategic purposes Professor Sakkie Pretorius, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
Professor Peter Nelson, Acting Executive Dean Faculty of Science
MRes Implementation
Address issues which have arisen within the highly successful BPhil/MRes programs to ensure improved delivery Professor Sakkie Pretorius, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Deidre Anderson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Registrar)
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