About the University

Research and enterprise

Seeking solutions to create positive change for some of the most challenging real life issues

Our research contributes at the very highest levels to new knowledge and understanding, helping business and industry to compete more effectively, shape public policy and, ultimately, help to improve the quality of people’s lives across the globe.

Committed to excellence and impact we provide an environment where our academics and postgraduate researchers can excel. Through inspiring innovation, creating curious, critical thinkers and challenging inventiveness. We are constantly questioning, testing and learning. It is characteristics like these, which are the reason we are gaining momentum and presence on the international stage and increasingly being recognised for the quality of our work.

Fostering enterprise

We have an exceptional track record of fostering enterprise and innovation. From commercialising research through licensing and the formation of companies, we have been part of outstanding success.

The Studio was set up to provide graduates with the resources, expertise and knowledge to help develop sustainable businesses. Since 2011, we’ve supported 22 businesses, 15 of which are now registered, 8 are trading and 5 permanent jobs have been created.

We have developed strong relationships with global industry leaders, SME’s and voluntary organisations and both our research and graduates are having a real impact on the world around us.