Research strategy
and vision

Research is central to the University of Derby. Our research strategy demonstrates how we will continue to achieve impactful research that benefits society as a whole.

Our research strategy is based on three research themes that are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which tackle international challenges such as global poverty, inequality and sustainability. We are committed to delivering applied and impactful research that contributes to tackling the challenges faced by the international community in the 21st century.

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Our research impact

Research is a fundamental part of our identity as an academic institution and the work we do has a real impact, from conserving coral reefs in the face of climate change to improving transition for newly qualified nurses.

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High profile research funders that support our work include Research England, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Innovate UK.

You can also find information about our research within our Colleges and Research Centres.

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

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