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.
Strategic elements and critical materials are essential to modern society. They are present in many different energy efficient technologies. Our expertise in science, economics and law allows us to answer the challenges that are created by the need for strategic elements and critical materials.
Many technologies use materials with specific magnetic, catalytic and luminescent properties. These range from batteries in consumer electronics and catalysts in pharmaceuticals development to clean energy technologies, such as energy-efficient lighting, electric vehicles and solar cells. Modern agriculture depends on phosphate fertilizers, whose supply is predicted to become inadequate to meet demand within 30 years. Hi-tech smartphones contain over 50 different metals that are essential to their operation. Simply put, without efficient use, recycling or replacement of these metals, the modern technologies we enjoy will become impossible to maintain.
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