Culture enriches our individual and collective lives. Cultural practices open new ways of understanding and responding to contemporary challenges, intercultural understanding helps us to live well together, and creativity unlocks potential, empathy, joy, and well-being.
Our research drives innovation with industrial and manufacturing partners, advancing technology, transforming industries and accelerating impact on human progress. As pioneers in sustainable manufacturing, quantum technology, critical materials and healthcare technologies, we are changing lives and livelihoods.
We are working to understand the impact of climate change on the planet and its people. Our research is improving air quality and access to clean water, and advancing the clean technologies needed to ensure a sustainable future for all of us.
We are improving the health of people across the world through new discoveries, treatments and patient pathways and working with key partners to conduct impactful research which matters to local populations.
Inequality can be seen in the structures, the policies, and the decisions that are made in countries worldwide. We are striving to make change for a fairer world.
We explore what it means to be human – in historical and cultural contexts, within ethical and legal norms and through languages and communication.
From atoms to astronomy, computers to cars and robots to robust materials, our goal is to transform our understanding of the world to make life easier, healthier and more sustainable.
Across the breadth of life and environmental sciences, we discover, apply and translate science to forge major advances in human and environmental health.
With more than 1,000 academic staff researchers and around £80 million new research funding per year, we are dedicated to performing world-leading research with the ultimate goal of improving human health.
We address the challenges facing society and the economy, from shedding light on the refugee crisis, to character education in schools, through to developing leaders in the NHS.
This Leverhulme Trust-supported interdisciplinary research network focuses on the interactions between two everyday arenas that are rarely summoned together: the precariousness of insecure livelihoods and neighbourhoods, and the negotiation of risk in cultural production, or creativity.
The Caribbean region is a crucible for everyday negotiations between security and insecurity (in/security). Indeed, Caribbean people deploy their creative energy to live with the everyday effects of poverty, inequality and violence, whilst generating globally influential creativity in political, literary, and dance cultures.
This research network redefines in/security in terms of the connections between precariousness and creativity, thus bringing a fresh focus to the study of global security.
Caribbean In/Securities: Creativity and Negotiation in the Caribbean (CARISCC) is an international research network which seeks to foster collaboration between seven leading universities in Caribbean studies:
The international network project is led by Dr Patricia Noxolo of the University of Birmingham, and will run between January 2016 and December 2018.
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