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Reaching for Impact | Webinar series


To meet global social, economic and environmental challenges, knowledge must be translated into positive impact that benefits society. At the same time, universities are increasingly facing expectations for accountability and are under pressure to demonstrate impact of their research activities and a return on investment from funders and other stakeholders.

Institutional research is vital in shaping policies and decisions at universities and other organizations. However, the impact of this research can be constrained by limited visibility and influence.

This three-part webinar series will bring together experts and thought leaders in the field of institutional research to explore best practices for increasing the impact and visibility of research.

When will the webinars take place?

The webinars will take place at 09:00 EST | 15:00 CEST on the following dates:

  • 7 June 2023
  • 14 June 2023
  • 21 June 2023

How can I register for the webinars?

  • Please register for each webinar separately—custom registration links will then be emailed to you.

How long will each webinar last?

  • 1 hour – Q&A time included


Reaching for Impact Speaker 1

Presentation title: Capturing the Sustainable Development Transitions: A Novel Approach to Benchmarking Country-Level SDG-Oriented Research and Collaboration

Speaker: Dr. Arash Hajikhani, Research team leader, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Adjunct Professor at LUT University, Finland

When: 7 June 2023​

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Reaching for Impact Speaker 2 

Presentation title: Enterprise Management via Research Analytics at an Emergent Research Institution

Speaker: David C. Weindorf, Ph.D., P.G.​, Vice President for Research and Innovation​, Central Michigan University, USA

When: 14 June 2023​

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Reaching for Impact Speaker 3 

Presentation title: Using Research Analytics Tools to Conduct Global Competitive Intelligence on Water Research

Speaker: Connie Stovall​, Director Research Impact & Intelligence, Virginia Tech​, USA

When: 21 June 2023

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