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International research

Ranked by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) as 5th in the UK for quality and 2nd for impact, our collaborative research with academic partners across the world makes a real difference.

From our Global Challenges Research Fund project exploring the resilience of groundwater supply systems in Nigeria to our pioneering model of nuclear waste disposal, backed by the European Commission, we take our global responsibilities seriously.

We attract the highest calibre of academics and researchers from around the world, enhancing the learning experience for students and bringing a global perspective to our research.

Case studies

Babies in an incubator

Burden of Antibiotic Resistance in Neonates from Developing Societies (BARNARDS)

This study investigates sources of pathogens leading to sepsis in neonates in developing countries and potential sources of antimicrobial resistance.

Water well Africa

Safe and reliable water access

Understanding how water choice influences community resilience.

French nuclear power plant.

Research rethinks disposal of nuclear waste

Our pioneering computer simulations are helping engineer safer ways to store nuclear waste.

Whizz kids Lola's story

Improving HIV/AIDS education and support through comics writing

Workshops in comics drawing at the Whizzkids United academy in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa helped teenagers to express their feelings.

Manufacturing equipment sprayed with water


Using game techniques to improve energy efficiency in European industry.


Conserving endangered species

Our data driven conservation strategies are saving the lives of orangutans, elephants and pandas.

Two houses completely flooded

Saving lives and safeguarding water

We are developing accurate and reliable models to safeguard people against global water risks.