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SAgE Presentation to Senate Steve Homans. 18 March 2014. Schools & Institutes in SAgE. “Supply” (disciplinary ) “Demand” (thematic). Engineering Schools Chemical Engineering & Applied Materials (CEAM) Civil Engineering & Geosciences (CEGS)

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Sage presentation to senate steve homans

SAgE Presentation to SenateSteve Homans

18 March 2014


Schools institutes in sage

Schools & Institutes in SAgE

“Supply” (disciplinary) “Demand” (thematic)

  • Engineering Schools

  • Chemical Engineering & Applied Materials (CEAM)

  • Civil Engineering & Geosciences (CEGS)

  • Electrical, Electronic & Computer Systems Engineering (EEE)

  • Marine Science & Technology (MAST)

  • Mechanical & Systems Engineering (MSE)

  • Science Schools

  • Agriculture, Food & Rural Development (AFRD)

  • Biology (BIOL)

  • Chemistry (CHEM)

  • Computing Science (COMP)

  • Mathematics & Statistics (MATH)

  • Research Institutes & Centres

  • Newcastle Institute for Research on Sustainability (NIReS)

  • Digital Institute (DI)

  • 7 Research Centres


Successes

Successes

2012-13 was a very good year:

  • Best student satisfaction results ever

  • UG recruitment 6% above target

  • Best research income results ever

  • New research awards 50% above target

  • Strong financial performance

  • All of this despite REF preparations

  • Successful recruitment drive

  • Highly successful Science Festival


Key recruitment

Key Recruitment

  • New Director of NIReS – Phil Taylor (Durham)

  • New Head of MAST – Andrew Willmott (NOC)

  • New Head of AFRD – Rob Edwards (DEFRA)

  • New Dean of R&I – TBC

  • HOAO (Singapore) – Bryn Jones (Newcastle)

  • COO (Singapore) – Sarah O’Keeffe (Liverpool)

  • New Head of Biology – in progress

  • New Head of Chemistry – in progress


Challenges

Challenges

  • Doctoral awards

  • Student course feedback

  • PDR completions

  • Securing Athena SWAN awards

  • Research still “off the pace” - citations


Investing in our strengths

Investing in our strengths

4* quality

Global

Challenges

growth

Institutes

& Centres

collaboration

Investment

Strengths

excellence

Disciplines


Sage schools research groups

SAgE Schools & Research Groups

Where do our strengths lie?

CHEM

MSE

EEE

Bioengineering

Communications, Sensors

& Signal Processing

Nanotechnology

MEMS & Sensors

Photochemistry

Marine

Chemistry

Power Electronics,

Drives & Machines

Multiphase Flow &

Thermal Systems

Emerging Technologies

& Materials

Medicinal Chemistry

Design, Manufacture

& Materials

Microelectronics

System Design

CEAM

COMP

MAST

Asynchronous

Concurrent Systems

Process Intensification

& Catalysis

Advanced

Materials

Marine Technology

Process Measurement

& Optimisation

Biology

Neuroscience

& Computing

Dependability

Electrochemistry

& Fuel Cells

Digital

Interactions

Marine Science

Systems

MATH

CEGS

AFRD

Stats

Applied

BIOL

Systems Modelling

Food &

Society

Pure

Transport

Integrative

Animal Science

Water Resource

Engineering

Geomatics

Soils, Crops

& Environment

Biodiversity &

Conservation

Environmental

Engineering

Food Quality

& Health

Geoscience

Resource

Economics

Applied Cellular &

Molecular Biology

Geotechnical &

Structural

Rural

Development


Sage strengths

SAgE Strengths

CHEM

Materials

EEE

MSE

Nanotechnology

Communications, Sensors

& Signal Processing

Bioengineering

Photochemistry

Marine

Chemistry

MEMS & Sensors

Power Electronics,

Drives & Machines

Multiphase Flow &

Thermal Systems

Medicinal Chemistry

Emerging Technologies

& Materials

Marine

Chem.

Design, Manufacture

& Materials

Energy*

Medicinal

chemistry

Microelectronics

System Design

Biomedical

Engineering

CEAM

Cyber-Physical

Systems*

MAST

Process Intensification

& Catalysis

FMS

Advanced

Materials

Synthetic

Biology*

Marine Technology

Process Measurement

& Optimisation

COMP

Asynchronous

Concurrent Systems

Electrochemistry

& Fuel Cells

Marine Science

Biology

Neuroscience

& Computing

Earth Systems

Engineering*

MATH

Dependability

‘Big data’

& cloud*

Digital

Interactions

Stats

Applied

Logistics

Systems

Digital

Interactions*

Pure

HaSS

AFRD

CEGS

Food

Security

BIOL

Systems Modelling

Food &

Society

Transport

Integrative

Animal Science

Geomatics

Soils, Crops

& Environment

Water Resource

Engineering

Food Quality

& Health

Biodiversity &

Conservation

Environmental

Engineering

Geoscience

Resource

Economics

Applied Cellular &

Molecular Biology

Geotechnical &

Structural

Rural

Development


Sage strengths1

SAgE Strengths

CHEM

EEE

MSE

Nanotechnology

Communications, Sensors

& Signal Processing

Bioengineering

Photochemistry

Marine

Chemistry

MEMS & Sensors

Social Renewal

Ageing

Power Electronics,

Drives & Machines

Multiphase Flow &

Thermal Systems

Medicinal Chemistry

Emerging Technologies

& Materials

Design, Manufacture

& Materials

Microelectronics

System Design

CEAM

Sustainability

MAST

Process Intensification

& Catalysis

FMS

Advanced

Materials

Synthetic

Biology*

Digital

Interactions*

Marine Technology

Process Measurement

& Optimisation

COMP

Asynchronous

Concurrent Systems

Electrochemistry

& Fuel Cells

‘Big data’

& cloud*

Marine Science

Medicinal

chemistry

Biology

Neuroscience

& Computing

MATH

Dependability

Food

Security

Materials

Digital

Interactions

Stats

Applied

Biomedical

Engineering

Systems

Pure

HaSS

*NIReS

Energy*

AFRD

CEGS

Earth Systems

Engineering*

BIOL

Systems Modelling

Food &

Society

Transport

Integrative

Animal Science

Geomatics

Soils, Crops

& Environment

Water Resource

Engineering

Food Quality

& Health

Biodiversity &

Conservation

Environmental

Engineering

Geoscience

Resource

Economics

Applied Cellular &

Molecular Biology

Geotechnical &

Structural

Rural

Development


Goals for ref2020 based on rae2008

Goals for REF2020 (based on RAE2008)


Science central

Science Central

  • £50m project approved

  • Digitally-enabled Urban Sustainability

  • Completion target: September 2017

  • Computing Science anchor tenant

  • Major push to secure inward investment


Singapore nuis

Singapore (NUIS)

  • New governance structure implemented

  • Approval to develop NUIS research strategy

  • Application for HEI status


Critical tasks for 2014 and beyond

Critical tasks for 2014 (and beyond)

  • ‘Raise the Bar’ on our academic activities

    • focus on REF2020 preparations

    • continue to recruit the very best staff

    • creating a comprehensive support network to enable

    • shared understanding and approach to the delivery of excellence

    • growth in key areas

    • engender culture change - outputs

  • Science Central – maintain momentum

  • Develop a research presence in Singapore

  • Renew the SAgE Vision


The sage vision

The SAgE Vision

“To be a Faculty of Science, Agriculture and

Engineering with a global reputation for academic

excellence in its areas of strength, that provides

leadership to the University and region in

Sustainability, and that contributes substantially

to all the University’s Societal Challenge themes.”


Thank you

Thank you


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