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Our global research

Responsible Innovation: solving problems, enriching lives, creating lasting impact

We want to help shape the future and know it takes more than words to make a difference. That's exactly what our research aims to do. We're making a significant difference in the world. 77% of our research impact was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in REF 2021

Our belief in knowledge-sharing makes our research exceptional and relevant. Our approach is always collaborative. We work with local and global partners in education and industry. Our media ready experts also regularly contribute their knowledge and expertise to print, broadcast and digital media coverage of the issues their research addresses.

View our  to find out how we're delivering globally significant research excellence, and explore below how you could become part of our research community with our PhD and research degree opportunities

Our research

Research centres and institutes

Our research centres, institutes and hubs bring together expertise and resources from across the 小蓝视频 to tackle pressing global issues.

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Research themes

Our research themes aim to make a difference by confronting the major issues and challenges facing the planet and society.

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Research areas

Working with industry and academic partners, and across our 5 faculties, our researchers are leading their fields and creating impact.

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Areas of expertise

Discover our unique, collaborative and multi-disciplinary areas of expertise. 

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Our global research impact

Our research responds to challenges, influences policy and helps change the world for the better. 

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Our research in the media

Research blogs

Read some of our blogs and case studies here, and get a snapshot of the broad scope of work we're producing.
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Life Solved podcast

In each weekly episode, researchers talk in-depth about pioneering research, tackle thought-provoking questions, and explore life-changing innovations.
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SOLVE magazine

Read SOLVE and explore how we're searching for radical solutions to some of the most pressing issues facing society and the planet.
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Research news

Sign up for inspiring research seminars led by academic staff from the 小蓝视频 and the wider research community.
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Join us in our research

Find a PhD Supervisor

If you've already got your own research idea, start looking for a supervisor whose research interests match yours.

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Our research degrees subject areas

Take your expertise further by studying for a PhD or other research degree at the 小蓝视频. Explore the subject areas you can study & get started on your research journey.

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Postgraduate Open Events

Come to our next event to talk to our course leaders, researchers, expert support teams and current students. 

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Fellowships give you the step-change opportunity to undertake an individual project alongside activities to develop your career. Explore our fellowship opportunities.

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Our universe-changing space research

The University plays a critical role in supporting space industries in the UK and is delivering pioneering research in the space sector. 

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