Research and expertise

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

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, we have an expert 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 our Press Office.

in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

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

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021