Research Strategy and Management in Universities

Ellen Hazelkorn, Dublin Institute of Technology
Sabine Herlitschka, Medical University of Graz, Austria

Document Type Book Chapter

in Jeroen Huisman and Attila Pausits (eds.), European Higher Education Management and Development. Compendium for Managers. Waxmann, Münster / New York / München / Berlin.


This chapter begins by highlighting theoretical and policy changes which have underpinned the transformation of university-based research from an individual pursuit to an academic enterprise which needs to be managed. It then discusses the role of research management and the research office. A case study of research management at the newly founded Medical University of Graz will provide a good example of how a university goes about defining a research strategy, setting priorities and meeting the challenges that arise.