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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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£650 million investment in our campus

Artist's impression of the exterior of the new centre for sport, health & wellbeing

We're transforming our campus over the course of the current decade, investing £650 million to create a first-class working and learning environment for our students and staff. Find out 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: