Key Principles of Research at USJ

Research at USJ is set in the changing landscape of universities and their work, set in ever‑changing societal, temporal, economic, scientific, cultural, political, international, and institutional contexts. For example, the push for marketable, commercialisable, industrialisable, applied, translational research in competitive markets, exerts a significant impact on funding for research and the kinds of research that attract funding. Added to these are, e.g.:

  • ensuring that its research has societal relevance, connection, and impact
  • the push for within- and cross-institutional networking and collaboration with diverse stakeholders and strategic partners
  • changes to research funding sources, streams, agendas, categories, and purposes
  • the place of metrics in considering research quality
  • research integrity, ethics, risk analysis and safeguarding
  • research capability development, training, and expertise

In this scenario, key principles of research at USJ include:

  1. to ensure that USJ’s research work serves and promotes the safety, wellbeing, humanity, and development of individuals, communities, societies, and those involved in the research, in accordance with the mission, vision, values and strategic planning of the University.
  2. to ensure that risk analysis, risk evaluation, risk management, and safeguarding are practised in all its research work.
  3. to ensure that USJ’s research work fosters, encourages, supports, and develops the abilities, practices, and careers of staff and students as researchers.
  4. to ensure that USJ’s research work is fit for purpose, addresses fitness of purpose, and supports a diverse range of research.
  5. to support individual and collaborative research, both within and outside USJ.
  6. to ensure that USJ’s research work is of the highest quality, and is of local, regional, national, and international significance, consequence, impact, and contribution.
  7. to promote the sustainable development and protection of environments, widely defined, and the organs and institutions of these.
  8. to promote, ensure, and conform to, the highest international practices and standards of scholarship, rigour, safety, integrity, and ethical practices in its research, working judiciously with metrics and indicators of quality.

Last Updated: December 13, 2023 at 12:30 pm