University of Crete is a research-intensive university characterized by a wide spectrum of research activities and extensive capabilities, as indicated through the University research directory. UoC researchers and their associated networks are well placed to contribute to socially responsible and sustainable solutions to the complex environmental, socio-economic and cultural challenges facing our communities.
Social Impact of Research
A team from the University’s Research Centre for the Humanities, the Social and Education Sciences (UCRC) has recently released a pilot study on ‘Processes and Methods of Evaluating the Social Impact of Research at the University of Crete’ – [pdf]. This study reviews the national institutional and regulatory framework of Greek public HEIs as context of research impact considerations. Using available bibliometric and funding sources, the study then makes a first attempt at mapping the social impact of research and defining the objectives which enhance its strengths and cope with its weaknesses. Emphasis is given to the interaction between research, education, local collaborations and outreach activities which enhance the capacity of research to address key societal and economic challenges. The study concludes with an integrated proposal for the formulation of a research impact strategy at the University of Crete.
These are examples of recent and ongoing research programmes impacting the goals where UoC is coordinator or partner, as well as selected UoC research groups. The overview can be sorted by four main domains:
Radiation risk appraisal for detrimental effects from medical exposure during management of patients with lymphoma or brain tumour
Enhancing the capacity of legal & justice professionals on forensic interview procedures for child victims & witnesses of violence
Multi-agency approach to support victims of intimate partner violence and substance abuse issues
Neurodevelopmental disorders, risk factors and interventions [Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network
AQUAculture and Agriculture BIOmass side stream PROteins and bioactives for Feed, FITness and health promoting nutritional supplements
Consumer Driven Production: Integrating Innovative Approaches for Competitive and Sustainable Performance across the Mediterranean Aquaculture Value Chain