Collaborating on research

We collaborate with a range of organisations on research, including other universities, private businesses, public bodies and third sector operators. Find out about some of the projects we’ve been involved in and how you could collaborate with us.

How to collaborate with us

We are always keen to collaborate with other organisations, both within the UK and beyond.

If you are a business interested in collaborating with us on research and innovation, we have access to a range of funding that can make it more affordable. Visit our Research and Innovation page for businesses to find out more, or contact our Business Enquiries team.

If you are another type of organisation or an academic and have a research idea you would like to discuss with someone, our University Research and Knowledge Exchange Office is a good place to start, email

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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