Research management and strategy

Professor John Senior, leads University research. He is Chair of the University Research Committee, and has overall responsibility for the delivery of research degrees in the institution.

The University Research Committee advises and make recommendations to the Academic Board on all matters relating to research in the University, taking due cognisance of the responsibilities of the Research Degrees Board, which approves the regulations for the award of all research degrees of the University of Hertfordshire, other than higher doctorate degrees, and the Academic Development Committee which is responsible to the Academic Board for the Development of the University's undergraduate and taught postgraduate provision and for its research degrees portfolio.

At the University of Hertfordshire our collaborative, multidisciplinary research aims to tackle the key global challenges of our time. Our research is organised within six themes which bring together our research centres, groups and units: Food; Global Economy; Health and Wellbeing; Heritage, Cultures and Communities; Information and Security; and, Space.  In the 2014 national Research Excellence Framework over half of our research was assessed as world-leading and internationally excellent and overall, over ninety percent was judged to be of international quality.  University of Hertfordshire is driving research partnerships in areas key to our local and national prosperity. These partnerships are turning the ideas and innovations of our research community into the products and services on which the industries of the future will be built. By opening up new opportunities, building talent and helping to deliver business growth, the University is helping to meet the challenges of our fast-moving world.

Professor John Senior, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise)