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Research and expertise

We have a thriving research environment, with areas of internationally recognised expertise.

At Staffordshire University, 78% of our research is considered world-leading or of international importance in the Research Excellence Framework 2014. Using our ideas, skills and the results of our research, we work with businesses and organisations to find cost-effective innovative solutions and develop new services, products and processes.

  • Robotics and automation
  • Energy systems
  • Forensics
  • Digital transformation and IoT
  • Cyber security
  • AI and Data Analytics
  • Advanced materials
  • Life sciences and healthcare
  • Smart farming and agriculture
  • Design, visual effects and creative
  • Advanced and smart manufacturing
  • Smart cities
  • 5G
  • UAV and drones
  • Intelligent transport


Expert consultancy

Our academics are experts in their fields that are adept at using their knowledge to solve real-world problems.

With a history of applying their knowledge in all sorts of industries, from science to marketing to art and design. Whether you're looking for knowledge, networking, consultancy or funding, there's an expert at Staffordshire University that can help you.

Contact Business Engagement to find the right academic to work with today.

Press enquiries

If you are a journalist looking for an academic for a press enquiry, please contact the Staffordshire University Press Office.

UK University

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Job Prospects

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Student Satisfaction

Complete University Guide 2022

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

for Course Content

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021