Transformation projects take flight
Five separate and very different projects funded by the University’s transformation fund are already making an impact in their respective fields – just 18 months after they were established.
The achievements and future objectives of each of the projects – Africa College Partnership, Biomedical and Health Research Centre, Institute of Process Research and Development, water@leeds and the Centre for Socio-Technical Systems Design – were showcased at a recent event hosted by Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research Andrew Thompson.
Introducing the presentations for the projects, Andrew stressed the importance of their work saying: “These projects are finding new and distinctive ways of addressing global challenges by working across boundaries, disciplines and faculties.
“Despite the fact that the transformation fund projects have been up and running for just over a year, they’re already notching up significant successes and raising the profile of research at Leeds in their respective fields. By pulling together academics working across disciplines to address some of the major social and economic challenges of today, where there are also major external funding opportunities, these projects have an important role to play not only in growing our research income but in helping us to expand our base of world-leading research.”
The following overviews give a summary of the progress that each of the projects has made so far, their successes and their ambitious plans for the future.