Universities and Research Organisations

Over the last 50 years, the missions required from universities have been multiplying: from primarily training institutions, universities are now required to provide research, support innovation, and reach out to the global public and policy-makers to disseminate science and develop its impact. This evolution of missions redefines the role both of higher education institutions and of research organisations. This multiplication of missions translates differently for each organisation, depending on its specific territorial setting and priorities.

Some of the questions we are helping approach

What is the room for manoeuvre in terms of financial resources? What development can be reasonably expected and what are the trade-offs?

What are the main elements for internationalising my institution: how can I provide my students with an international experience, with or without physical mobility? What is the best use of emergent or top-down institutional collaborations?

How can I boost the impact that my institution is having on its territory and make it an instrument of local development?

How should I set institutional priorities for the next few years, balancing the various activities without spreading the strengths of my institution thin?

How does my institution compare internationally? What does this external outlook tell us about our specific mission?

Case Studies

SIRIS Academic has worked with a wide range of universities and research organisations, from global research-intensive universities (Université Paris Saclay, Sorbonne Université, etc.), to comprehensive universities (University of Cologne, University of Naples Federico II, University of Lille etc.), international research organisations (IFREMER, RIKEN), universities with a key role in the development of the local fabric (CY Cergy Paris University, University La Rochelle, University of French Polynesia) or university networks (EU4+, EUniWell, EUt+, EUTOPIA etc.) .