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AHRC publishes report on the impact of research

Date: 19/01/2015

Investment in people and engagement with the UK's growing creative economy are key features of the AHRC's report, The Impact of AHRC Research, 2013-2014. The report is published together alongside those of the other Research Councils.

The AHRC's report shows how arts and humanities research contributes to economic growth in the creative and digital sectors. This includes, for example, knowledge exchange collaborations through the Knowledge Exchange Hubs for the Creative Economy which develop new business models, and contributions to museums and exhibitions which enhance the UK's cultural offer to the world.

The report also highlights how intrinsic collaboration is to research in the sector, with the majority of UK and international research projects being significantly collaborative in nature. Successful collaborations have informed internal guidelines on combating torture, and have support digital approaches to reconciliation in Northern Ireland.

Finally, the report emphasizes how arts and humanities researchers are enhancing the UK's talent base across multiple sectors. This is supported by the AHRC's new postgraduate support provision and training in public engagement.

Read The Impact of AHRC Research 2013-2014 online (PDF 2.88MB) (PDF, 2.8MB)

For further information contact Alex Pryce (AHRC) on 01793 41 6025

Notes to Editors

  • The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funds world-class research in a wide range of subjects: ancient history, modern dance, archaeology, digital content, philosophy, English literature, design, the creative and performing arts, and many more. 2015 marks the AHRC's tenth anniversary, and this year the AHRC will spend approximately £98m to fund research and postgraduate training often in collaboration with partners. The quality and range of research supported by this investment of public funds provide considerable economic, social and cultural benefits to the UK. For further information on the AHRC, please go to: www.ahrc.ac.uk.


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