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.
The Earth Sciences Research Group within the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences combines strong research expertise in the themes of Plate Tectonics, Volcanic and Magmatic Processes, Palaeobiology, and Palaeoclimates, as well as delivering high-quality teaching on Earth Sciences programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
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04 January 2024
Professor Richard Butler of the School of Geography, Earth & Environmental Sciences has been awarded the President’s Medal by the Palaeontological Association.
26 July 2023
Tectonic plate breakup discovery could spark future discoveries of precious gems
13 July 2023
400 million years of tectonic developments to make 2023 Tour de France thrilling contest
14 April 2023
Changes to skull structure combined with mammals becoming smaller and a dietary switch led to development of the wide-range of creatures we see around us today.
15 December 2022
Climate change, rather than competition, played a key role in the ascendancy of dinosaurs through the Late Triassic and Early Jurassic periods.