Our research

We are a research-led institution. We are at the forefront of work around climate action, biodiversity, sustainable food and the circular economy. We will also continue to be a key enabler and supportive trusted research partner in delivering sustainability regionally, nationally and internationally.

Achievements and research work

Our research helps to advance the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For example, we were ranked in the top ten universities in the world by the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2021 against the UN SDG Goal 1: No Poverty, largely due to the research we have contributed to this area.

You can read more about the work of some of our key research programmes and our partner, the Institute for Development Studies, by following the links below.