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Centres of research excellence

These are our established research groupings – our pillars of research strength. Our centres provide a stimulating and supportive environment that nurtures the highest quality research. Each centre acts as a hub for researchers, from students to professors, ensuring a dynamic, sustainable research base and active knowledge sharing.

Contemporary Art Research Centre (CARC)

Contemporary Art Research Centre (CARC)

The Centre provides an intellectual and creative milleu for innovation in contemporary fine art.

Centre for Engineering, Environment and Society Research (CEESR)

Centre for Engineering, Environment and Society Research (CEESR)

This centre brings together researchers at all levels who work in engineering and environmental sciences and related disciplines to which engineering solutions are increasingly critical in modern society (eg medical sciences).

Visual and Material Culture Research Centre (VMCRC)

Visual and Material Culture Research Centre (VMCRC)

The Centre provides a focus for interdisciplinary research in visual and material culture and the histories of art, design and architecture.

Centre for Health and Social Care Research

Centre for Health and Social Care Research

Research in the Centre for Health & Social Care Research includes projects on long term conditions and workforce development. The work of the Centre supports research students and activities include a seminar series.

Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP)

Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP)

The Centre has in international reputation for research and publication in the field of post-Kantian European philosophy, characterised by an emphasis on broad cultural and intellectual contexts and a distinctive sense of social and political engagement.

Modern Interiors Research Centre (MIRC)

Modern Interiors Research Centre (MIRC)

The Centre's work focuses on the design and meaning of interiors from 1870 to the present.

Small Business Research Centre (SBRC)

Small Business Research Centre (SBRC)

SBRC is one of the UK's longest established research groups in the field of small business and entrepreneurship.

Digital Information Research Centre (DIRC)

Digital Information Research Centre (DIRC)

The Digital Information Research Centre is dedicated to the advancement of the theory and applicability of computer science to enable internationally leading work in the field of informatics, addressing the needs of society in the thematic areas of health, communications, security and data.

Interdisciplinary Hub for the Study of Health and Age-related conditions (IhSHA)

Interdisciplinary Hub for the Study of Health and Age-related conditions (IhSHA)

Research at the IhSHA is organised around six themes: Diabetes and Cardiovascular Pathologies; Cancer Research; Vision, Cognition and Neuroscience; Drug Discovery, Delivery and Patient Care; Infection and Immunity; Sport, Exercise, Nutrition and Public Health Research Group.

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