Sea Turtle swims over Coral Reef

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Research is of central importance in everything we do. It informs our teaching and helps us to make a difference to business, industry and society as a whole.

We're in the UK’s top 20 universities for research intensity according to the Times Higher Education’s analysis of REF2014

Our Technology & Innovation Centre is transforming the way that we work with our partners. 

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Research - more resilient cities in Europe

Our colleagues in Management Science have been working with partners across Europe to enhance cities’ capacity to resist, absorb and recover from the hazardous effects of climate change. Discover more.

Gravitational waves detected!

Gravitational waves have been detected 100 years after Einstein's prediction! The waves were observed at two separate LIGO sites in the United States. The discovery ushers in a new era of astronomy. Dr Nicholas Lockerbie tells us more: