Research provision appears as a common thematic area and strategic focus across all AIQR reports.
Leadership and enhancement in this area are identified as focal points for designated awarding bodies. Additionally, the expansion and enhancement of postgraduate taught and research degree programmes is cited as a core objective by a number of institutes of technology.
The OECD singled out University of Limerick’s Research Impact programme as ‘an excellent example of emerging good practice which could be mainstreamed across the Irish higher education system and abroad.’
Institutions also reported on the development of new institutional research strategies/ frameworks and research degree policies and regulations, or updates/changes to same.