As Scotland’s National Academy, we use the combined knowledge of our 1,800-strong Fellowship to tackle the most pressing issues facing society, provide independent expert advice to policymakers and inspire the next generation of innovative thinkers.
Our 2016-2021 strategy builds upon our existing strengths, focusing on the pillars of Inspiration, Engagement and Expertise, but with an awareness of the ever-evolving landscape in which we operate.
Building on the impact and difference we have already achieved, we will seek to:
Enhance research capacity and leadership in Scotland;
Strengthen Scotland’s cross-sector connections and its ability to realise benefits from its research and innovation base;
Raise Scotland’s profile and strengthen its connections with the world;
Inform and influence public policy;
Enhance the public’s contribution to and engagement with contemporary national and global scientific, cultural and economic issues.
We have identified four key development areas within the RSE that we feel will help us materialise our strategy:
To create an active and more diverse Fellowship that reflects outstanding individual achievements in modern society.
To secure increased funding from a diverse range of sources.
Outreach and impact
To forge stronger national, international and cross-sector relationships and partnerships to enhance and widen the RSE’s outreach and impact.
To redevelop our premises to provide the modern facilities necessary to deliver our activities more effectively.