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Research

Our innovative academics produce high-quality international and world-leading research that addresses today’s challenges. Our programmes support and nurture our postgraduate research students and early career researchers. We put research, innovation, and knowledge exchange at the centre of everything we do.

Research Themes

Our research fits under six broad themes, ranging from arts and culture to transformative science and technology.

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Research Institutes

Our Research Institutes, first established in 2018, enhance the quality of our research environment and create more opportunities to achieve world- leading impact through their activities.

Research Centres

Our Research Centres, first established in 2019, help us grow and develop our research activity in diverse areas, providing a vibrant and active environment to nurture our early career researchers and attract collaborators who can contribute to, and benefit from, the impact of the research.

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900+
Research or knowledge transfer-active colleagues
£7.3m
Total annual research income
800+
Research students currently enrolled
72%
Submissions to REF2021 classified as having outstanding or very considerable impact