Research structure

We organise our research to foster the collaboration and innovation needed to solve the most pressing challenges facing the modern world.

Increasingly, solutions to global challenges – from climate change to health inequalities – require multidisciplinary and revolutionary methods of research and discovery. We structure our research environment to promote interdisciplinary collaboration and drive innovation, allowing for specialised approaches designed to solve the most pressing issues facing the modern world.

The University’s Faculties and institutes work together, combining expertise from across disciplines to enable access to new ideas, resources and facilities that only our unique size and scale allows.

Our research beacons and platforms strengthen the connections between our people, building interdisciplinary communities and catalyse research agendas and external partnerships.

Research beacons

Our research beacons are examples of pioneering discoveries, interdisciplinary collaboration and cross-sector partnerships that are tackling some of the biggest questions facing the planet. 

Find out more about the pioneering research underway: