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Explore our research

From insights into distant galaxies to advances in medicine, from a major translation of The Mabinogion to amazing archaeological discoveries: welcome to our world-leading research community.

The wide scope of our research means we are able to tackle a range of global challenges, from cancer to mental health and sustainability. We work with NASA to explore space, we followed the ripples of the big bang with Harvard and we are the only UK university seeking to define Englishness.

We're saving lives working on tsunami early warning systems and working out equations to reduce hospital queuing. Driven by curiosity, we apply our research in a way that makes a real difference.

We are investing in multidisciplinary Research Institutes to pursue new scientific approaches to some of the world's most pressing concerns.

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Research topics

Explore our research by topic.

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Find a research unit

Our Research Institutes, centres and groups bring together a wide range of expertise to work on pioneering projects.

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Academic publications

Discover our research and the people behind it through our publications.

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


Research Networks

Our Research Networks focus on supporting researchers across the university to work within cross-cutting early-stage interdisciplinary networks, via small-scale workshops, events, and sandpits.

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Research facilities

Our research facilities are available for organisations to hire.