- Are coastal communities receiving the research and investment they need?
- How do universities progress policy and action in the clean growth agenda?
- How do we ensure a resilient, future-ready NHS?
- What role do the Arts have in achieving greater research impact?
24 June – 1 July 2022
Net Zero Carbon: from policy to action, 24 June
Searching for systems synergies between research, industry and policy to achieve net zero carbon emissions.
Making landscapes healthy, 27 June
Establishing the South West as leaders in sustainable and regenerative agriculture through technology and expertise.
Levelling up: what about coastal communities?, 28 June
Provoking dialogue to connect policy and academia in tackling issues facing those on the periphery.
SHAPEing the conversation around the UN Sustainable Development Goals, 29 June
The importance of collaboration with arts, humanities and social sciences in tackling global challenges.
The future-ready health system, 30 June
Improving the wellbeing and retention of the healthcare workforce and revitalising health systems.
A solutions-focused, whole-system approach
At the University of Plymouth, when we talk of a systems-thinking approach, it is one of understanding and improving complex issues by viewing and addressing the whole of the problem. Typically scientists – natural and social – may come together with health, arts and humanities researchers, government, industry and communities, to address local to global challenges alongside national and international policy.
Research Festival 2022 is an opportunity to articulate and showcase how the University of Plymouth is a front-runner in systems-thinking approaches to solutions-oriented research. It also provides a platform for you to connect with others to foster or nurture collaborative partnerships, whether you are already working in alignment with systems-thinking or aspire to strengthening your transdisciplinary working.
UN Sustainable Development Goals
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership.
The year-long programme of public events showcases our research across a spectrum of topics. It presents our annual Research Festival, the Inaugural Professorial Lecture series, the Public Research Lecture series, the new Christmas Research Lecture, and selected lectures featuring keynote speakers throughout the year.
All are welcome to join us as our academics open the door to the intriguing world of research, inviting you to learn more about the fascinating work taking place across the University.