at Derby

At the University of Derby, everything we do is driven by delivering excellence and opportunities for our students, staff and region.

Innovation and research is critical to this. It enables us to continuously advance knowledge, improve our learning and teaching, contribute to our research-informed curriculum, prepare our learners for the future, and help organisations in the region innovate and thrive.

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Academic themes

To develop the most innovative solutions to real-world problems, we collaborate across six academic themes. Aligned to some of the local and global challenges we face, our interdisciplinary approach brings our experts together to deliver the greatest impact.

Explore our six academic themesExplore our six academic themes
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Inaugural Lecture Series

Inaugural lectures are a significant milestone in any academic's career, recognising their promotion to Professor. This series provides an opportunity for our new professorial colleagues to showcase their research with a broad audience, including members of the public, family, friends and colleagues

Take a look at our upcoming lectures, and watch our previous onesTake a look at our upcoming lectures, and watch our previous ones
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What's new?

Stay up to date with everything innovation and research: the latest news stories, events and articles from the blog.

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