Research and Innovation


Helping tomorrow take shape

Globally responsible, committed to identifying and solving problems, enriching people's lives and 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.

Download our Research and Innovation Strategy to find out how we're delivering globally significant research excellence, and explore our research below.

Explore our research

Research blogs

Discover the latest insights into our leading 5 research and innovation themes. Choose a theme below to explore blogs from researchers, academics and experts.