Interdisciplinary Research Themes

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The University’s core purpose is to transform lives globally and locally. Our commitment to translational research has earned us recognition as one of Europe’s most innovative universities and achieved impact in areas spanning health and healthcare, drug discovery, space technology, data science, design-led innovation, social change and justice, supporting communities, wellbeing and sustainability. This diversity allows us to address many local and global challenges by taking a joined-up and interdisciplinary approach under four research themes which engage the best research from across our ten Schools.

Health and Wellbeing

From life sciences discovery research to clinical application as well as health science
Learn how we work to improve health and wellbeing

Innovative Technology

Our research seeks to develop technological solutions to societal challenges
Read about our technological solutions to tomorrow's problems

Creativity and Design

Bringing a design-led approach and co-creation to the creative economies, health and healthcare, and addressing environmental challenges with citizen science
Learn more about our life-enhancing creativity and design

Social Justice

Building sustainable futures in light of Climate Change, enabling social change, resilient communities and places in the context of today’s ageing societies
Learn how we promote social change