Institute of Business, Law and Tourism


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Institute of Business, Law and Tourism

The Research Institute in the Faculty is the home to three separate and independent research centres, although this does not preclude academic collaboration across our disciplines.

• The Centre for Research in Business
• The Centre for Legal Research
• The Centre for Research in Tourism, Hospitality and Events

The primary aim of the Institute of Business, Law and Tourism is to locate research activity along logical and recognisable streams within the Faculty. The configuration of Research Centres within the FBLT Research Institute therefore aligns the cognate subject areas and REF Units of assessment (Business & Management UoA19, Law UoA20, Tourism UoA 26). This new structure provides the opportunity to focus research into areas that are both readily identifiable and comport directly with the proposed REF2021.

The Research Institute will support each of the Centres:
• In the development of research strategies, which are aligned with the University Research Strategy and which provide a road map to increase outputs (both in terms of quality and quantity) in future research assessment activities;
• By providing support to existing research active staff and by making relevant staff development opportunities available to allow new researcher to develop; the Research Centres are inclusive and supportive
• In ensuring that our research has impact on our programmes and that our students benefit from both a research informed and research active curriculum
• To engage with the business, legal and professional communities

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Centre for Legal Research within Sunderland Law School

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