Our research community

We have a vibrant research environment with over 330 doctoral students and more than 250 research-active staff. We organise regular events and opportunities for networking and development to support you on your research journey.

Celebrating our research

We firmly believe in celebrating and raising awareness of our research achievements, both to sustain a positive and thriving research community within the University and to ensure that our research makes far-reaching and significant impacts in the wider world.

We highlight our research through a number of activities, such as:

Research events

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The aim of this event is to establish and develop a sustainable collaboration of researchers focusing on social policy toward families in the UK and South Korea. 

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Material, Economics and Ecology at Derby’s Museum of Making is a symposium sharing the interdisciplinary practice-research of six Guest Speakers whose work contributes to contemporary dialogues concerning human and non-human ecologies, labour, trade and material resources.

Logistics and Supply chain seminar.

The British Society of Criminology (Midlands Branch) is holding the second seminar in this year's series of three at the University of Derby. This event will present an 'Author meet Critic' session in which four speakers will present papers to two critics and an audience. 

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The CivicLAB symposium aims to bring together practitioners and academics to discuss and share learnings and methods of best practice related to this year’s focus ‘Designing for Civility and Cultural Impact’.

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This webinar will aim to bring relevant arts organisations and academic partners within the creative industry together, to exchange their experiences and learn from each other. 

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The International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR 2022) will include keynote presentations by internationally renowned researchers and industrialists, as well as papers from academia and industry, exploring all core areas of advanced and digital manufacturing engineering.

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This symposium will cover projects that involve the arts, creative industries and/or cultural institutions and examples of how public experience and impact has been enhanced through collaborative, interdisciplinary work.

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This Compassion and Wellbeing in Education Day brings together a community of experts, researchers and experienced practitioners. This event is for anyone working within or linked to education wishing to gain knowledge of compassionate practice skills and embed them in their curriculums.

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Our latest research news

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The University of Derby is delivering world-leading and internationally excellent research in Education, according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 results announced today.

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Scientists at the University of Derby are leading a pioneering international study to improve the lives of people suffering with the prolonged and life impairing impacts of long-Covid.

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Findings of international collaboration is attracting interest from law enforcement agencies across the world.

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Two-year project will use data to develop a predictive system for monitoring dialysis patients' blood pressure levels.

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