Our research is driven by the following key principles through which the University judges the merits of planning and investment decisions for research.
- Research is a public good. EAU aims to enable researchers to maximise their contribution to public good. The knowledge economy is driven by research, and EAU will ensure that new knowledge created at the university is made available to society. Our research will stimulate disruptive thinking to transform knowledge and tackle challenging societal problems.
- Recognising the relationship between teaching and research. Research is enhanced by challenges that come from teaching and is important in developing critical thinking skills in students. EAU will ensure that research is integral to learning and teaching by engaging more teaching staff in research and scholarly activities and developing research informed curriculum.
- Recognising the importance of inter-disciplinary research collaborations. Despite prioritising aviation-related topics in our research, we will also foster interactions with other areas because advances in knowledge often occur unexpectedly at the intersections and edges of disciplines. EAU is committed to supporting emerging areas that challenge convention and research at the interfaces between disciplines that exploit synergies to address key challenges in the aviation industry and society.
- Researchers should be empowered to achieve their goals. EAU values academic independence and curiosity driven research and will encourage researchers to pursue their research interests in a cooperative and well supported working environment. Researcher ambitions will be nurtured and informed by EAU’s stimulating research environment to achieve university research goals.