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We are committed to delivering research that matters.


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

Our researchers make a difference to people's lives by working across disciplines to tackle major challenges facing society, the economy and our environment.

90% of our research has been confirmed as world-leading or internationally excellent by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.

We’re tackling the grand challenges of our time to ensure that our research has global impact.

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

We work with businesses and organisations of all sizes and sectors.

Our world class research facilities are available to organisations to hire.

Our research impact

Our academics are helping journalists to make sense of the differing COVID-19 rules across the UK.

Professor EJ Renold’s work has made sure the views of young people are central to new legislation and policies.

Our researchers have developed a new tool which identifies households most in need of support to heat their homes.

Our research environment

From developing researchers to our state-of-the-art facilities, supporting research innovation is at the heart of everything we do.

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

Our new research and innovation sub-strategy will ensure that our work has a positive impact on society and that we are well-placed to contribute to the health, wealth, security and well-being of future generations in Wales, the UK and across the globe.