Advancing the fight against Alzheimer's, working with NASA to explore space and shaping the society in which we live; our researchers are making a real difference. We're ranked 2nd nationally for the impact of our research and are among the top 5 universities in the UK for research excellence.

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Research impact

Our researchers are working across disciplines to tackle major challenges facing society, the economy and our environment.

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Research Institutes

Our Research Institutes bring together academic talents from across a range of disciplines to solve problems of global importance.

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Supporting researchers

Our researchers have access to a wide range of development programmes, cutting-edge facilities, extensive library resources and expert advice.

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Integrity and ethics

Our governance framework helps ensure our research is of the highest quality and ethical standards.

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We are ranked 5th in the UK for the quality of our research and 2nd nationally for the impact of our research.

Postgraduate research

Our research degrees give you the opportunity to investigate your subject amongst field-leading researchers with truly first-class facilities.

Work with us

Work with us

We work with businesses and organisations of all sizes and sectors. Find out how our research can help you through consultancy, licensing and technology transfer, collaborative research and more.

Explore our publications

Search our academic publications to find articles, books, reports and papers written by experts in their field.