Pro-Vice-Chancellor's Research and Innovation Blog

Updates on Research and Innovation from the Office of Professor David Sampson – Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation

Surrey’s Open Research: A cause for celebration – and a call to further action

I am delighted to support this year’s International Open Access Week: an annual opportunity to celebrate and highlight the value of open access to research publications. Surrey certainly has lots of reasons to celebrate; and so does the research community at large. Back in 2005, Surrey was among the first universities to develop services, systems and policies […]


University of Surrey Strategy Refresh – Research and Innovation – what does it mean to you?

The 2021/22 University Strategy Refresh will be launched soon, now that summer is over and the new academic year soon gets underway. We started University-wide conversations late last year and continued them into 2021 – with town halls, email updates, video messages, and more – hopefully the Refresh has crossed your path! Why should it […]


Building An Entrepreneur – opening remarks

It is a delight to participate in this event again this year.  Entrepreneurship and partnership with business is in the DNA of this University and right now, through the refresh of our University Strategy, we are renewing our aspiration to make innovation a mainstream activity at our University – something in which the majority are […]


Surrey Open Research and Transparency Showcase – Opening Remarks

Let me begin by congratulating you all…– Emily Farran, our Academic Lead, Research Culture and Integrity, and the organising team,– Marta Torpor and her PGR team,– Christine Daoutis and the Open Research team,– the Open Research Working Group,– and all today’s presenters. What a diverse group and fascinating set of topics and perspectives you represent. […]


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