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Research

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.

  • We’re in the global top thousand research universities – Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019.
  • 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.

Using our ideas, skills and the results of our research, we work with businesses and organisations to develop new products, processes and services. These include Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) and industry-funded consultancy projects.