UNLV Collaborative Research and Education (CoRE)
Research has shown that cross-disciplinary teams produce the most impactful research and have the highest citations. Additionally, these collaborative efforts accelerate impactful research, external funding, and deeply enrich educational programs. For these reasons, UNLV has a vested interest in developing and fostering interdisciplinary collaborative research and education through the Collaborative Research and Education (CoRE) initiative.
CoRE is an incubator for new ideas and new thinking at UNLV. The institutional aspiration of CoRE is to facilitate a cultural change that augments and accelerates interdisciplinary research and education initiatives for the greater success of students and faculty, enhances institutional excellence, and benefits Southern Nevada and beyond. A translation vehicle that bridges research and education, CoRE aims to pool the collective talents of UNLV from all disciplinary areas to optimize research and education outcomes.
CoRE campus convening meetings are ongoing and aim to:
- provide a venue for faculty to meet one another and engage in scholarly discourse
- inspire interdisciplinary networks among faculty with like interests
- promote organic high impact collaborative activities
- consult with faculty to hone CoRE cluster area foci to the eventual development of formalized interdisciplinary education and research programs
The development of CoRE is spearheaded by a steering committee appointed in Fall of 2012 and comprised of faculty from diverse disciplines and representatives from the administration.