Overall the engagement narratives submitted by universities presented a broad range of research engagement activities. While it is not possible to distil a single method or approach for creating engagement across all disciplines, some trends were evident. Key themes and strategies identified included:
- collaboration with strategic stakeholders
- public participation (citizen science)
- providing specialist resources and services to external stakeholders
- provision of specialist training or trainee programs.
Universities were required to describe the overall engagement activity, strategies and/or objectives for the research UoAs over the three-year reference period, 1 January 2014–31 December 2016.
This summary presents information drawn from engagement narratives that received a high rating. In total there were 626 engagement narratives, with 215 receiving a high rating.
The summary does not represent the views of the EI assessment panels or the institutions.