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Research at Northumbria

A university with research power

Northumbria is a research-rich, business-focused, professional university with a global reputation for academic quality. We conduct ground-breaking research that is responsive to the science & technology, health & well being, economic & social and arts & cultural needs of the communities.

We have an impressive track record of collaborating with like-minded international research, education and business partners. We conduct ground-breaking research and have an international reputation for creating successful, multidisciplinary research projects that make an impact nationally and internationally.

If you want to be part of a university that is internationally recognised for creating successful, multidisciplinary partnerships that deliver impactful world-class research, Northumbria University is the right choice for you.

Our track record and recent REF results mean that we are in a stronger position than ever to lead the debate and respond to today’s challenges. If you want to work with us to shape tomorrow’s solutions, here are some of the fundamental questions that we will be addressing in our research:


How do we fight disease in a world where bacteria resists antibiotics?

Digital Living

How can digital technology make cities more liveable?

Extreme Environments

How would we survive in a world without ice?

Future Engineering

What technology will be heating your home and driving your car in 20 years?


Who am I and how do I relate to you?

Integrated Health

How do we support people with long term health conditions?

Environmental and Global Justice

What comes first: people or planet?

Critically Aware Design Innovation

How can we innovate in design to envision and explore possible futures?


Global Entrepreneurial Talent Management 3 (GETM3) is an international, interdisciplinary research and innovation project funded by the EU's Horizon 2020 stream

We Are Global

Living in the 21st Century, the world is getting smaller and becoming more connected every day. At Northumbria University we recognise and respond to this fast paced, dynamic world and are operating on a global scale more than ever before.


Northumbria Research Link

Northumbria Research Link (NRL) is an open access repository of Northumbria University's research output.


Research Staff Profiles

Our students learn from the best – inspirational academic staff with a genuine passion for their subject, whose teaching is shaped by world-leading and internationally excellent research.

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