13 February 2017


Across Ireland, academics are actively working with the public, NGO’s and government on ‘engaged research’ projects which aim to solve many of the great social issues of our times.

Engaged Research emphasises the active involvement of the Public and Product & Service Users in the research process. A report on engaged research, produced by Campus Engage and co-authored by DIT staff, was recently published. The report provides a framework for higher education institutions which ensures high quality and impactful research.  The report also provides a series of recommendations for higher education institutions, research funding organisations and policy-making bodies to promote excellence in engaged research in Ireland. In the process of publishing this report, DIT hosted a consultation session with colleagues in the Directorate of Research, Enterprise and Innovation Services.

Please click here to access the report. 

We would like to thank all our colleagues in DIT for their input and also our community partners who attended consultations and contributed their ideas.