SAL+ is key research area within The University of Tasmania’s (UTAS) Creative Exchange Institute (CxI). SAL+ focuses on the intersections between science and art working across the humanities, creative arts, architecture, design, sciences, engineering and technology. SAL+ provides project and planning support, as well as networking opportunities for interdisciplinary research within UTAS and actively promotes practice-led research the role of the creative art and industries in interdisciplinary innovation.
In line with CxI and associated research groups and institutes, SAL+ has three priorities:
Priority One – Identifying, Building and Creating Interdisciplinary capacity
To identify and build on the University of Tasmania’s multiple disciplinary strengths and enable collaborations in new and developing areas across the Creative Arts, Design, Humanities and STEM disciplines.
Priority Two – Improving Local, National and Global Reach
To develop the University’s position as a place for intellectual interdisciplinary engagement, through cross-faculty and cross-institutional research partnerships and active involvement in art-science activities with national and international reach.
Priority Three – Increasing Funding, Impact and Rankings
To increase research funding, improve research quality and contribute to greater recognition of practice-led research through the establishment of distinctive interdisciplinary teams and new connections for grants and projects.