Highlights from the 2019-2020 Annual Report for RUSI.
RUSI has completed a wide-ranging and active programme of research in the year ended 31 March 2020. The breadth of its work covers traditional areas of study including defence, national and international security, as well as innovative new areas of research into cyber security and technology, financial and environmental crime. In 2019-20, the Institute carried out 140 research projects (2019: 103) and gross research income was £10,069,252 (2019: £7,669,418).
Dealing with the COVID-19 Crisis
The COVID-19 crisis which began at the end of this accounting period (including of course the lockdown which started on 23rd March, 2020), has not significantly affected the results of the charity for the year ended 31st March, 2020. Since the start of lockdown, RUSI has moved quickly to adapt to new ways of working, and although the conference and events businesses have suffered during this period, we have successfully moved most of ourevents, including members’ events, online, and we are excited about the wider reach that has been achieved in this new medium. The demand for RUSI’s research continues to be strong, and our researchers are able to deliver the same quality of work while working remotely. We have carried out an assessment to confirm that in the light of the COVID-19 crisis, RUSI remains a going concern, and are satisfied that this is the case. Management and trustees are proud of the adaptability and resilience shown by the staff across all areas of RUSI, in London, Nairobi and Brussels, in this unprecedented situation.