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About Business School Research Unit

The University of Sydney Business School Research Unit was created in 2006 as part of the Faculty’s comprehensive restructure and return to a one-school model. The Research Unit provides a single point of contact for all enquiries relating to research activities and funding within the Business School. The research management structure of the Business School is supported by the Research Unit, which has eight professional staff to coordinate infrastructure, financial and administrative support to the School’s researchers, research networks and groups and higher degree by research candidates. The Research Unit publishes a research bulletin connecting the Business School to current events, School announcements and research opportunities. The Unit also acts as a conduit to centralised University services, providing integrated support for all research related endeavours.

The Business School Research Unit provides the following services:

  • A single point of contact (one-stop shop) for all internal and University enquiries to do with research activities.
  • Responsibility for all administrative processes related to higher degree by research candidatures including general enquiries, applications, admissions, enrolment, probation, annual progress, suspensions and withdrawals, thesis examinations, graduations, and alumni.
  • A standardised system for collecting, managing and reporting on academic staff research.
  • On-going advice, leadership and administrative support in relation to research quality assessment exercises.
  • Responsibility for several research funding schemes including the Visiting Scholars Program, Conference Travel Grants, Research Groups/Academic Journals and the General Research and Industry Partnership Grants.
  • Responsibility for designing, implementing and monitoring the Business School Research Strategy
  • Responsibility for the management of all administrative aspects related to the Business School's Research Networks and Groups including stakeholder communication, relationship development, budget management, coordination of events and project management of research projects.
  • The contact point for Corporate, Industry and Government partners seeking potential engagement possibilities.