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Research excellence is at the heart of our strategic plan and we aspire to be one of the leading UK modern universities for research excellence. 78% of our research was rated as ‘world leading’ or of ‘international importance’ in the Research Excellence Framework (REF).

Our connections and collaborations bring value to the local community and impact on lives across the world.

Our staff, students and postgraduate researchers are key to our research ambition. We support their important work and studies through our thriving research community and professional development, providing funding opportunities and project delivery support.

Latest research news

Vice-Chancellor announces retirement

Professor Liz Barnes CBE DL has announced her intention to retire as Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive at the end of the year.

The Research, Innovation and Impact Services team can provide information about all aspects of research at Staffordshire University.

Top 250 Young University

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

Top 15 for Teaching Quality

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Top 15 for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Midlands University of the Year

Midlands Business Awards 2020