Research is the life blood of any excellent university and we are passionate about our research activities. Our research enables us to contribute to the economic and social development of the nation and ensures that our academic staff keep abreast of the latest developments in their fields and also use their research to inform their teaching. We are proud of the advances our staff are making in research across a broad range of fields such as developing gene therapies for cancer treatments, developing nanotechnology and new materials for energy efficiency, developing effective carbon capture techniques to combat global warming, or identifying ways to improve the health and well-being of the world’s ageing populations, to name just a few of the fields of our research endeavours. We have a number of research collaborations with leading international universities including joint research centres. We welcome enquiries from researchers interested in joining us or collaborating with us, and also welcome applicants for research masters degrees or PhD study with our professors and research centres (see our Programmes page for details on our current masters and PhD programmes).