Research showcase

We have entered a new and exciting era for research at the University of Derby. Research is a fundamental part of our identity as an academic institution and the work we do has a real impact.

Aiming high

Our exciting range of research projects has helped us in pursuit of our overall aim:

In the last decade, we have increased our annual research income by 172% and our latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) results were our best ever, with three-quarters of our output judged to be at least ‘internationally significant’.

Our latest research news

Advance HE confirms Derby academic is among its list of 2020 winners

S.H.E.D in location - shown as arts venue

A simple wooden shed which researchers from the University of Derby have taken on tour to schools and festivals across the region as an arts venue, a research facility or just a space to talk, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Cuprinol Shed of the Year title.

Machine learning project part-funded by Innovate UK will help to improve financial market surveillance.

Nuclear research centre would provide new collaboration opportunities for University's Sustainable Engineering Institute.

Bee on flower

As lockdown restrictions are eased, volunteers are asked to take part in a new study investigating nature connectedness this summer.

Read all our research news
The sea at sunset

Join the #research conversation

From the future of energy supply to connecting with nature - what our researchers are working on.

Read our research blogsRead our research blogs
actor wearing a mask

Research with us

We are particularly interested in applications for doctoral research that address specific areas.

Our research interest areasOur research interest areas