Our research changes lives, drives innovation and regional growth, and is aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. It impacts on our culture and society as well as on our health and well-being, our economy and our planet.

We are exploring new ways to assess and mitigate the risks of the climate crisis and are working to protect the most vulnerable in our society and to enrich all our lives through our understanding of history and the arts.

We are ranked 26th in the UK for the impact of our research; 90% of our research is world class or internationally leading

The following cases studies show the diversity of world class research as judged in the last REF (2014)