Scientific and social research

Our research centres and groups are led by our most experienced researchers and give your business access to the latest research, thinking and technology.

Research is an integral part of the academic life at the University and we support research with a practical, business focus which helps to underpin its core teaching and learning activities. We encourage applied research to deliver practical solutions to the real world problems that businesses are currently facing. Our Business Development Managers can link you to the right Research Group or Centre, and advise on funding opportunities to facilitate project development and support.

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Research Centres

  • Environmental Sustainability Research Centre
  • International Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGS)
  • Institute for Innovation in Sustainable Engineering
  • Digital and Material Arts (D-Marc)
  • Centre for Educational Research
  • Centre for Psychological Research
  • Identity, Conflict and Representation
  • Centre for Society, Religion and Belief

Research Groups

  • Applied Mental Health Research Group
  • Built Environment Research Group
  • The Business Research Group
  • Creative Technologies Research Group
  • Culture, Lifestyle and Landscape
  • Design and Visual Communication Research Group
  • The Electrical, Electronic and Software Systems Research Group
  • Health and Social Care Research Group
  • Law in Society Research Group
  • Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineering and Industrial Design Research Group

Contact us to find out more, email businesshub@derby.ac.uk