Watch | Fostering a vibrant, values-led research culture

“Everyone must feel valued and empowered in a vibrant, engaged community if we are to arrive at the innovative discoveries and solutions the world needs.”

Hear from Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research and Innovation, Professor Nick Plant, in a new video in which he outlines how our new Research Culture Strategic Plan 2023-2028 will empower our entire community of staff and students to realise this vision.

Our University strategy – Universal Values, Global Change – sets out an ambition to place Leeds at the heart of a global network, finding innovative solutions to regional, national and global challenges. We can only make this positive difference to the world if our entire university community works in partnership, with our research and education enriching each other. 

Our employees are our greatest asset. When we look back at the seeds of success, it’s their brilliance, ingenuity and collaborative enterprise that shines through. 

Just one of the many great examples of this is LUNAC Therapeutics – a Leeds University spin-out company. LUNAC started through a collaboration of world-leading experts in the schools of Medicine and Chemistry in 2018, and is now producing treatments to prevent life-threating blood clots without bleeding. To date, LUNAC has attracted £13 million in funding, thanks to a huge team effort within the University, the management team and contract research organisations. 

Success in our mission to foster a culture of collaboration rather than competition requires a vibrant, values-led research culture – a culture that supports our entire community of staff and students to achieve their full potential. In doing so, the University will make real progress and will drive forward social justice, equality and sustainable development.

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