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Develop a strong, vibrant and sustainable research culture that informs our teaching, inspires our students and staff, enables research excellence, and enhances our academic reputation.


Key Objectives for 2012-15:

  • Promote research as a key form of learning.
  • Ensure that high quality research and scholarly activity contribute to exceptional learning and teaching in all subject areas.
  • Create a critical mass of sustainable research and increase the percentage of staff with Doctorates.
  • Achieve Research Degree Awarding Powers, with increasing numbers of research students and high completion rates.
  • Engage with and influence users of research, locally, nationally, and internationally.
  • Increase research activity through effective research management, tied to work systems and student experience.


Professor Julian Stern“This is an important period for York St John University as we work towards achieving Research Degree Awarding Powers. We have established a wide range of research activity in each faculty and a thriving staff and student research culture.”

Professor Julian Stern
Dean of Faculty of Education & Theology



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