Research and knowledge exchange

Centres of Excellence

Centres of Excellence are defined as the University's flagship pillars of research strength.

Centres of Excellence are a new catgory of research grouping.  They will:

  • be exemplars of best practice in creating and sustaining a positive and inclusive research culture and environment in which people can flourish;
  • provide a collaborative and supportive environment that nurtures high quality, impactful research and knowledge exchange with international visibility;
  • transcend disciplinary boundaries and share a common vision and an overarching and clearly defined set of research objectives;
  • act as a hub for a critical mass of researchers and students, ensuring a dynamic, sustainable research base and an active knowledge sharing platform.

The process to apply for Centre of Excellence status is open. Please refer to the documents below for information on applicant eligibility. Applications should be submitted to Debbie Foy by 4pm 13 February 2023.

More information is available in the following documents:

Information session for applicants

The Pro Vice-Chancellor Research and Enterprise held an information session for applicants on 9 December 2022.  The Q&A from that session are available here.


If you have any queries or would like to discuss an application please contact Debbie Foy