Research centres and institutes


Our research centres and institutes are interdisciplinary and collaborate with industry, government bodies and charities. Each demonstrates clear evidence of high quality research, supported by publications, research income and a thriving postgraduate community.

Centres and Institutes

College Centres and Institutes

Multi-disciplinary centres

Centre for Health Information, Research & Evaluation (CHIRAL)

The Richard Burton Centre for the study of Wales

Wales Institute of Mathematics and Computational Sciences (WIMCS)

Digital Politics Research Group 


College of Arts and Humanities

Research Institute for Arts and Humanities

Research Institute for Applied Social Sciences (RIASS)

CCGC Centre for Contemporary German Culture

CECSAM Centre for Comparative Study of the AMericas 

CODAH Centre on Digital Arts and Humanities

CRAM Conflict, Reconstruction and Memory

CREW Centre for Research into the English Literature and Language of Wales 

Digital Politics Research Group  

GENCAS Centre for Research into Gender in Culture and Society

LRC Language Research Centre

KYKNOS Centre for Research in Ancient Narrative Literature

The Richard Burton Centre for the study of Wales

RGHHC Research Group for Health, History and Culture 


College of Engineering

Applied Sports, Technology, Exercise and Medicine (A-STEM)

Centre for NanoHealth (CNH)

Centre for Water Advanced Technologies and Environmental Research (CWATER)

Electronic Systems Design Centre

Institute of Structural Materials

Materials Advanced Characterisation Centre MACH1

Swansea Materials Research and Testing Ltd (smART)

Sustainable Product Engineering Centre for Innovative Functional Industrial Coatings (SPECIFIC)

Systems and Process Engineering Centre (SPEC)

Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating (WCPC)

Zienkiewicz Centre for Computational Engineering


College of Human and Health Sciences

Centre for Innovative Ageing (CIA) 

Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research (CADR)

Wales Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience (WICN)

Welsh Health Economics Support Service


Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law

Access to Justice: The Swansea University Legal Centre

Centre for Criminal Justice and Criminology (CCJC)

Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Law (CIEL)

Cyber Threats Intelligence Centre (CyTIC)

The Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law (IISTL)

Observatory on Children's Human Rights


Medical School

Centre for Health Information, Research & Evaluation (CHIRAL)

Centre for Nanohealth (CNH)

EPSRC National Mass Spectrometry Service Centre

Institute of Life Sciences (ILS)

Mental Health Research Network Cymru

College of Science

Centre For Migration Policy Research (CMPR) 

Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Research (CSAR)

Centre for Urban Theory   

Future Interaction Technology Lab (FIT lab) 

Glaciology group

Wales Institute of Mathematics and Computational Sciences (WIMCS)

Centre for Biomathematics


School of Management

Centre for Lean Enterprise, Application and Research (CLEAR)

The Centre for Responsible Organisation and Social Innovation (CROSI)

Emerging Markets Research Centre (EMaRC)

The Hawkes Centre for Empirical Finance

People and Organisation

Swansea i-Lab

Centre for Health and Environmental Management Research and Innovation

Welsh Economy Labour Market Evaluation Research Centre (WELMERC)




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