The University of Suffolk is home to an increasingly strong academic community where research, enterprise, innovation and scholarship is flourishing in many areas. Our academic teams have an outward-looking mindset, actively contributing to the economic, social and cultural development of Suffolk, the region and the wider national and international community.

Our teaching and learning is underpinned by applied, professional and practice-based research which in many areas has national and international recognition. Researchers here are encouraged to be innovative and creative and are valued for their contribution. Our PhD students, early career researchers, and senior academics are part of an emergent research community that is increasingly making an impact on a changing world.  

To keep up to date with current Research and Development news please view our Newsletters page.

Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre (IWIC)

The IWIC provides hot desk space, networking, training and collaborative opportunities for businesses and developing entrepreneurs.

Research Concordat

The Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers is an agreement between funders and employers of research staff.

Researcher Development

To support the development of researchers at the University, the Research Development Programme is open to all staff.

Suffolk Centre for Female Entrepreneurship (SCFE)

The Centre aims to provide a leadership role and knowledge base for the support and promotion of female entrepreneurship and innovation within business.


iSEED, the Institute for Social, Educational and Enterprise Development, provides an innovative approach to interdisciplinary research.

Research Ethics

University of Suffolk on Ipswich Waterfront

University of Suffolk is committed to ensuring research undertaken by its staff and students is of the highest professional standard.

Services for Business

The team work with the University academic teams to support business engagement and enterprise.

Get in Touch

For further information or to find out more about our research team, please get in touch.