Increasing the Impact of Your Research




4 September - 18 October 2024



Learn to prioritise societal impact alongside academic achievements, transforming your work into catalyst for real-world change. Discover best practices for embedding impact at all research stages.

Hosted by global experts, you will be taken through a series of interactive workshops, seminars, discussions and events to broaden the impact of your work.

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Increasing the Impact of Your Research


€825 members / €1,100 non-members

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Who should attend

Academics and researchers of all career stages and across all disciplines
wishing to broaden the impact of their work and improve their funding prospects.

The presented tools and principles are not focused on any area and are broadly applicable across STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and HASS (humanities, arts, and social sciences) disciplines.

Learning outcomes

By sharing tools, frameworks and case studies from global experts and through facilitated group activities and dynamic discussions, you will develop impact mindset and learn how to plan for impact early on in your research process.

This course will help you to

  1. Increase scientific and societal impact of your research
  2. Build in, predict and plan for impact early on in your research process
  3. Adopt “impact first” approach to all your research initiatives and teaching
  4. Improve your funding prospects by aligning your research with national and international frameworks for research impact and engagement
  5. Apply impact mindset when approaching any research or teaching initiative
  6. Expand your personal and professional network

Course elements

Find out which individual components form the course.

Week 1 | 4 Sep

Introduction to the course

Onboarding   |   11:30am - 12:00pm UTC

Setting up for impactful research | Workshop

Set a strong foundation for becoming an impactful researcher by covering concepts and frameworks around impact and impactful research and its beneficiaries. Understand how research conducted in academia can lead to both scientific and societal impact   |   12:15pm - 2:15pm UTC

Week 2 | 11 Sep

How to plan for impactful research | Seminar

Integrate impact thinking, engaging the beneficiaries and monitoring measures into your research design and conduct early on in the process, by stepping through the stages of planning for impact   |   11:30am - 12:30pm UTC

Impact mindset | Workshop

Explore mindset frameworks and concepts relevant for thinking and acting as an impactful academic and follow the practical steps towards planning and capturing results of your research projects   |   12:45pm - 2:45pm UTC
Week 3 | 18 Oct

SDGs and impactful research towards 2030 | Fireside Chat

Explore the transformative power of research and its connection to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), uncovering the interrelation between academia, policy and practice that makes lasting impact on our planet and future generations   |   11:30am - 12:30pm UTC

Map the impact of your research | Knowledge to Practice

Work with your peers, to analyze your current or future research initiative by mapping its stakeholders and beneficiaries as well as capturing or predicting its impact by stepping through the Pathway to Impact logic model   |   12:45pm - 1:45pm UTC


Wrap-up   |   2:00pm - 2:30pm UTC


Meet your facilitators and experts for this personal development course.

Arno Meerman
Arno Meerman

CEO and Founder, UIIN

Dr. Balzhan Orazbayeva
Dr. Balzhan Orazbayeva

Manager Strategic Initiatives, UIIN

Prof. Carolin Plewa

Pro Vice Chancellor and Dean of Graduate Studies, University of Adelaide, AU

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A/Prof. Todd Davey

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Associate Partner, UIIN

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Dr. Andrey Dyachenko

Learning Experience Designer, UIIN


Our unique approach to your personal learning experience.

Tailored learning pathways
Customise your professional development journey by selecting those courses that suit your aspirations.

Flexible to your schedule
Ensure maximum flexibility to accommodate your time commitments through a blend of live and self-paced

Proven learning methods
Rely on validated tools and frameworks, drawing from our extensive training expertise to provide a reliable and effective learning experience

Captivating course design
Immerse yourself in courses crafted to be engaging, thought-provoking, challenging and enjoyable.

Wisdom from sector leaders
Gain valuable insights and practical tips from seasoned practitioners.

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