Research is a fundamental part of our identity as an academic institution. In the last decade we have increased our annual research income by 172% and, in 2014, we celebrated our best ever Research Excellence Framework (REF) results, with three quarters of our output judged to be at least ‘internationally significant’.

Professor Nick Antonopoulos was appointed as Pro Vice-Chancellor Research in April 2017 to further support our research ambitions. Professor Antonopoulos moved to Derby in 2009 and became Dean of the College of Engineering and Technology in 2014. In his new role, he will develop a research strategy for Derby that will seek to build our reputation and foster a culture of research.

Find out more about some of our key research

Read our Research Review 2017

Scientific research