We deliver outstanding research that addresses the biggest challenges facing contemporary society. Our researchers are finding ways to improve the quality of life for an ageing population, we are combating the adverse effects of climate change, we are dedicated to fighting inequality and we are champions for the unquestionable value that the arts and humanities add to our culture and society.
University Research Centres across key disciplines were formed in 2014 to act as the driving force behind the next phase of our ambitious research plans. The Centres focus on areas of excellence and quality as independently confirmed by the results of REF2014.
From LS Lowry to the Poet Laureate. Excellence in Art and Design, Fashion, English and History.Find out more
From classrooms to boardrooms, Schools, SME’s and society. Top 20 in Education and Sociology with excellence in Business and Social Policy.Find out more
From the clinic to the community and everything in between, we are top 20 in the UK for the power of our health research.Find out more
Our scientists are developing applications that make the planet a safer, more sustainable place. Excellence in Environmental Science, Informatics and Engineering.Find out more