Research impact

The Faculty of Science and Engineering conducts interdisciplinary research across all of its departments and schools, collaborating with a diverse range of partners. This research has generated significant impact, providing innovative solutions to tackle some of the world's most challenging problems. The departmental case studies below provide more detail on our research impact.

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Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry ranked 2nd during the 2014 UK Research Excellence Framework.

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Department of Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science undertakes world-leading research in algorithms and artificial intelligence.

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Department of Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences

Research from the Department of Earth Ocean and Ecological Sciences has had significant impact on a wide range of organisations.

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Department of Electrical Engineering & Electronics

The Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering undertakes world class research that has substantial socio-economic impact.

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School of Engineering

Acceleration of impact for the Engineering research being developed is maintained by engaging key stakeholders and end-users.

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Department of Geography and Planning

The Department of Geography and Planning ensures research has substantial impact through meaningful collaboration with a diverse set of partners.

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Department of Mathematical Sciences

During REF 2014 92% of the impact submission for the department was judged to be either world-leading or internationally excellent.