Build partnerships for research that benefits communities
Public Engagement with Research describes the many ways we can share research with the public and listen in response.
It is a two-way process that enables change and has mutual benefit. High-quality engagement can enhance the impact of research. In practice, much of the University’s Public Engagement with Research activity takes place in the local area.
The University's Public Engagement team
The University Central Public Engagement team is part of the Edinburgh Research Office and provides central coordination for the University’s Public Engagement with Research.
College of Science and Engineering
The College of Science and Engineering offers central coordination and support for Public Engagement and Research undertaken by members of the College.
College of Medicine and Vetinary Medicine
There is a central point of contact for the College of Medicine and Vetinary Medicine as part of the College’s support for Outreach.
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
In the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, public engagement with research falls within the remit of the College’s support for Knowledge Exchange.
Patient and Public Involvement in Research
Patient and Public Involvement in Research is related to Public Engagement with Research. It pertains specifically to clinical research. More information about University support can be found here:
Find out more
If you have an interest in Public Engagement with Research, you may also find the following links helpful:
- University support for press and media engagement
- Training workshops for researchers from the Institute for Academic Development, which include those on Public Engagement
- The University’s Festivals, Culture and City Events webpages
- The University’s MOOCs and Free Short Courses
- The University’s public lectures and TEDx
- The University’s Widening Participation team