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Transformative & Ethical Research which impacts society

UWS's research vision is to deliver transformational change through outputs that have a tangible, early and positive impact on society across the globe.

While our work covers an enormous breadth of interests, our activities fall into three key strategic themes:

Across these themes, the majority of our activities fall into multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary collaborations across a number of research areas.

We fully support and are committed to our researchers' ongoing development and of delivering doctoral research opportunities across all disciplines all under the umbrella of applied, transformative, and ethical research.

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UWS research

Explore more about UWS research activities, impact, strategic themes, multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary areas, and environment.

Research Areas

Business

We have developed core activity in business-related research, which underpins curriculum development, teaching and learning, and staff development.

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Computing

UWS's applied computing research is making a difference; from 5G to health-realted app developments UWS's computing research is changing society.

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Education

UWS's education researchers have a world-leading and internationally excellent reputation for leading-edge research and curriculum development.

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Engineering

Internationally recognised research in energy technologies; advanced concrete technology; experimental nuclear physics, thin films, and sensors.

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Health

UWS is recognised as producing health-related research outputs that are world-leading and internationally excellent.

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Media & Culture

100% of our impact case studies in communication, cultural and media studies were judged to be world class and internationally excellent.

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Science

Our biomedical and environmental health research has been recognised as producing world-leading and internationally excellent research.

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Social Sciences

Our social science research is published internationally, shapes official reports and influences policy makers across the globe.

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Sport

Our clinical exercise and health science research is recognised and rated as producing world-leading and internationally excellent research.

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