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Engagement & Impact

Engagement and Impact

TU Dublin research involves communication, engagement, and knowledge exchange, beyond academia with the wider community and society, which is crucial to maximising its societal impact. 

With significant expertise in knowledge brokerage, research engagement, and societal impact, the Research Engagement & Impact Office offers you the encouragement and support to engage with stakeholders and increase your research impact. The Research Engagement and Impact Office supports TU Dublin staff interested in research to: 

  • Develop research engagement as a core part of your practice and engage effectively with internal and external stakeholders on projects for societal benefit.
  • Raise your profile in this area, with the potential to secure mission driven research funding.
  • Improve dialogue with the public relating to your research and its impact, including influencing policy makers to effect meaningful change.
  • Plan for impact, for grant applications, and for realising impact across the lifecycle of your research project
  • Promote and communicate your research outputs to stakeholders demonstrating the positive impact of your research.

We also support community, statutory and industry partners to make connections with TU Dublin researchers for engaged research to address societal challenges and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. As an office we are committed to providing excellent supports to our researchers and as such have drawn up a set of guiding principles by which we operate and that you can find here - Principles - Service level agreement.