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2016 Eastern ARC Conference

16 November 2016

The 2016 Eastern ARC Conference, “Realising our Greater Potential” took place on 11 November at the University of Kent.

The day was launched by Kent’s Vice Chancellor Professor Dame Julia Goodfellow who emphasised the ever-growing importance of collaboration with UK and International institutions.  Professor Philippe De Wilde then built upon Julia’s speech.  He summarised some key successes of Eastern ARC in the last 12 months (£823,804 of successful grant applications; 25 articles accepted into peer reviewed journals; and 7 book chapters and 2 monographs in press) but also challenged academics to better engage with regional partners (including small and large businesses) and to work harder at communicating their research to local communities.

Presentations on interdisciplinary, cross-institutional and industrial collaboration then followed.  Guest speakers Dr Nick Goldspink from the N8 Research Consortia and Dean Irvine, Agile Humanities, provided a unique and refreshing external perspective on the challenges of collaboration.

All of the presentations from the event can be found here eastern-arc-conference

Next year’s conference will take place at the University of East Anglia.  Check these pages for more details soon.