UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage


ISH Research Strategy 2021 published

13 October 2021

For our twentieth year we have published a Research Strategy, written to showcase the research ambition, interests and strengths of UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage (ISH).

The cover of the ISH research strategy 2021

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We’re pleased to share with our wider community the ISH Research Strategy 2021. This year we have celebrated 20 years of Sustainable Heritage at UCL, looking back through the history of our Institute, and to the future of research in the field at the Sustainable Heritage Bidecennial Conference: Strategic Research Questions. Our new Research Strategy expresses our ambitions for the Institute’s next 10 years, steering our research direction across heritage science, heritage management and heritage policy. It serves as an invitation for you to share in our vision and values, discover our work, and to collaborate with us. 

Professor May Cassar CBE, Director of UCL ISH said:

Our collaborative research strategy follows in the steps of other national and international research and innovation strategies and frameworks developed by the likes of the NHSF in the and the JPI Cultural Heritage in Europe. We reach out to all our partners and collaborators to work together over the next decade to deliver our strategy.”

Professor Kalliopi Fouseki, Director of Research for UCL ISH said:

Our research strategy illustrates the novel, topical and interdisciplinary work that we uniquely pursue at ISH. More importantly, our research is impact-driven, co-developed with key stakeholders, addressing global challenges and priorities." 

If you feel inspired by our strategy and want to get involved with our work there are many ways to engage with us. 

  • Join the ISH Academy - We have established the ISH Academy as a hub to engage other through our learning and research, and by developing interdisciplinary exchanges among heritage, industry, policy and other professionals, the public, and academics. Join the ISH Academy mailing list to get invitations to our news, events, courses, and engagement opportunities delivered straight to your inbox.
  • Study with us - Discover our postgraduate taught and research opportunities to take your sustainable heritage knowledge and skills to the next level
  • Follow us on Twitter - keep up to date with the latest from our Institute by following @UCL_ISH
  • Contact us – if you are interested in finding out more about our research and opportunities to collaborate, please email us at ish-pa@ucl.ac.uk