Taking research in new directions
The College is research intensive and internationally focused. Our research is organised through academic disciplines, research centres and institutes, and major projects, all supported by superb research facilities and a thriving research culture.
We have a wealth of expertise in biosciences, computer science, human geography, physical geography, mathematics, physics, and pure and applied ecology. We produce agenda-setting research of the highest calibre.
Collaborative research with industry
Business and community engagement
The College enjoys productive collaborative business links and community engagement.
from the ground beneath our feet, to the most distant galaxy
Read about our research in Breakthrough
Professors Steve Wilks and Steve Conlan
Departmental research activity
College Director of Research: Professor Simon Hands
Research centres and institutes
Centres and Institutes
Our research centres demonstrate clear evidence of high quality research, supported by publications, research income and a thriving postgraduate community.
How nanohealth is going to move medicine forward
"Nanohealth is really going to move medicine forward. There are huge challenges facing medicine, facing clinicians, facing hospitals - both in the UK and overseas." The Centre for NanoHealth is one of Swansea University's major research projects, and is a collaboration between our Colleges of Engineering, Science and Medicine. In this video, Professor Steve Wilks, Head of the College of Science and Co-Director of the Centre for NanoHealth along with Steve Conlan explain what nanohealth is, and why it's so important. "Clinicians provide 'problems', which we try and solve with them. This includes things like looking at blood in microscopic detail, creating scaffolds for growing new tissues, and using optics and lasers for diagnoses."