Research

Interdisciplinary research 

We are committed to addressing the key challenges of our age through collaborative research that brings together academics from across subject areas.

Our five interdisciplinary Global Research Themes draw upon our University’s strengths: our ability to focus the depth and range of our research, international and business partnerships and, not least, the inspirational people who are dedicated to driving innovation that will ultimately change lives.

Cultures and communications

In an increasingly connected, fast-changing world, we are faced with complex questions about identity, diversity and a sense of belonging. By understanding how we communicate, and how our cultural identities are formed, we can address these challenges and better understand our place in the world and how we relate to those around us.

Developing sustainable societies

Urgent political, social, environmental and economic challenges confront us all. The scale of these challenges demand future-proof responses that can be sustained. Our interdisciplinary approach and globally recognised expertise will help to inform research agendas, shape policy and create new ways of living to allow societies to flourish in the face of adversity.

Digital frontiers

Better understanding of mathematics and computing can help deliver incredible new technologies and unpick issues of vast complexity and scope. By bringing together expertise from science, engineering, social sciences and the arts, we can use data more effectively to model behaviours, find solutions and make decisions that will have a positive impact on lives across the globe.

Health and wellbeing 

Urgent political, social, environmental and economic challenges confront us all. The scale of these challenges demand future-proof responses that can be sustained. Our interdisciplinary approach and globally recognised expertise will help to inform research agendas, shape policy and create new ways of living to allow societies to flourish in the face of adversity.

Transformative technologies 

It has a huge impact on how we live now and in the future. By focusing our multidisciplinary expertise across areas such as quantum systems, advanced manufacturing, and molecular materials, we will develop and deliver novel technologies that will benefit societies and truly transform the world we live in.

World-class research at the University of Nottingham

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