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Plan for Research and Academic and Artistic Development 2017-2027

What kind of university do we want to be in 10 years’ time? On these pages, a plan is presented for how the structures surrounding research, academic, and artistic development can be built in order to equip the university and our employees to provide research with the best possible conditions for growth.

On these pages you can see the university's vision for six important action areas. From each part you can navigate further to read more about the background, the vision and the necessary measures for the years to come.

Research groups towards 2027

Strong research groups will be central if UIA is to achieve its aims within research, development, and artistic development work. In 2027, UIA will have several research centres that have achieved status as national or internationally leading centres. In addition, UIA will have efficient research groups covering the entire range of development stages.

Research groups towards 2027

Recruitment and career development towards 2027

In 2027, UIA is twenty years old and is known as a dynamic university which provides its staff with the opportunity to develop.UIA offers good career paths for its employees, and has an international reputation for developing researchers who are responsible for high quality research. This all makes UIA an attractive workplace for research talents, and gives us a distinct advantage in the recruitment process.

Recruitment and career development towards 2027

Education and research in context

In 2027, there is a good interrelationship between our study portfolio on the one hand and the research portfolio on the other. We shall have solid research within our educational areas. At an early stage in the course of their studies, students become actively acquainted with research activities such that everyone gains a good understanding of research methods and the significance of research.

Education and research in context

Multidisciplinary collaboration towards 2027

In 2027, co-creation is not a strategic vision, but rather an established feature of UIA as institution. Multidisciplinary collaboration, both internal and external, is quite normal amongst UIA’s academic staff, and UIA is prepared to contribute to solving the great challenges of society. Co-creation arenas have been established in which the academic environments find each other and cooperate with each other and their surroundings.

Multidisciplinary collaboration towards 2027

Administrative support for research

In 2027, all administrative support functions contribute effectively to research projects as part of the project support team. The research management staff have good digital tools both for project teamwork and project and financial management. The research management support is adapted to the research group and centres’ level of ambition.

Administrative support for research

Research infrastructure

By 2027, UIA will have developed a holistic long-term plan for infrastructure development. The MIL lab and the I4Health lab are well established and used actively both by UIA, the region, and international collaborative partners. The co-creation workshop has become established as a networking centre in the region. UIA has developed an overview of available labs and equipment, which ensures that their utilisation is as effective as possible.

Research infrastructure

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