Our approach to research

We are committed to undertaking research with real- world benefits. Our research changes lives. We boast interdisciplinary research across many areas; an approach which encourages original thinking and collaborative working to create innovative outcomes

The global challenges we face today requires us to work across disciplines in collaboration with business, industry and organisations.  Since 1920, our ground breaking research has been making an impact, driving growth and creating a knowledge-rich community, locally, nationally and globally.

UK top 30 research-intensive University

We have achieved our ambition to become a top 30 research-intensive University with over 90% of our research being classed as world-leading or internationally excellent. Now we have reached our centenary, we look forward to continuing our research and making a positive difference to the health, wealth, culture and wellbeing of society and the economy.

Meet Our Researchers

Find out how our academics are changing the world

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