Tertiary Education & Research

Ethos has been providing consulting services to Universities since 1991. We have a sound understanding of the tensions between individual research performance and organisation strategic focus; we understand the teaching/research nexus and how academics often have difficulty balancing teaching and research demands we understand the importance of and the demands of research funding processes and the limitations of running an organisation on 'soft funding'; we understand the difficulties of managing workload models in universities and the many activities of academics that are vital, but are often not measured; we understand the importance of industry collaborative research but that fundamental research is often the basis of real innovation and advancement of a discipline.

We can help with:

  • University wide, faculty, school or research centre strategic planning
  • In-house leadership development programs for early career researchers, mid-career researchers and senior research leaders
  • Improving the operation of advisory boards and independent chairing of these meetings
  • Workshops to improve research partnerships between the university with governments and businesses
  • Research strategy workshops for universities, faculties and schools
  • Facilitation of national and international research collaborations across disciplines
  • Facilitation of complex curriculum review processes
  • Organisational restructure of faculties
  • Strategic planning for national research centres across a number of universities
  • Team building processes in academic and administrative units within universities