2. A prioritised and relevant research portfolio


Development of a prioritised and relevant research portfolio consisting of:
Excellence groups – with potential for a Centre of Excellence or equivalent
Strong groups – robust, with vitality and critical mass
Upcoming groups – with a clearly demonstrated potential


with the following characteristics:
• Well-defined, focused and coherent research areas at a high international level, which are clearly integrated with the education programmes and knowledge-exchange activities
• Clear goals for the quality of the peer-reviewed research and its relevance to the education programmes and society
• Local research management with strategic coordination across research groups and departments to avoid parallel environments and to ensure critical mass
• Increased focus on and potential for external funding
• Highest research ethics and scientific standards


The above should be supported by a strategic allocation of resources at departmental and Faculty level, enabling a dynamic development of the desired portfolio as well as interdisciplinary activities.