Our vision for Kent 2025 highlights the importance of signature research themes:
“Our discoveries and research will emphasise existing and new signature areas, where we match the best in the world.”
A development group, including associate Deans of Research and Innovation and representatives of faculties, the Graduate School and professional service departments, has been set up to agree new Signature Research Themes with colleagues across the University.
According to the group, the signature themes should be forward-looking, dynamic and have the potential to build on Kent’s record of innovative, socially aware, radical and disruptive research. They will span the faculties, have an international profile, attract external income, engage and create impact.
During March and April, development group members have been visiting academic schools, talking to researchers, academics and professional services staff about the vision and plans for the signature themes.
If you have an idea for a signature theme, you can submit an expression of interest up until Thursday 9 May 2019.
Successful bids will be notified by 24 May 2019 and workshops on the outline themes will take place from 19-21 June 2019. Once possible themes have been identified, those leading them will be invited to submit a full proposal by 30 September 2019.
You can find out more about the Signature Research Themes and how to submit your idea(s) on the Research Services webpages:.