Our dynamic research community

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The University of Suffolk is very proud to be home to a vibrant and dynamic research community with a range of specialist academic expertise.

Our current research priorities focus on our areas of distinctiveness:

  • Health and Wellbeing

  • Sustainability

  • Digital Futures

  • Crime and Social Justice

  • Culture and Heritage

  • Excellence in Education  

In a rapidly changing and increasingly globalised world, our research is agile, responsive, collaborative, and grounded in robust scientific and ethical approaches. Supported by our Research Institutes and Centres, research at the University of Suffolk:

  • Significantly contributes to scientific, medical and technological innovation and solutions;

  • Evidences and informs key policy debates and developments; and

  • Actively challenges social injustice and inequality.

As a student-centred university, all our undergraduate and postgraduate courses are underpinned by high-quality applied, professional, and practice-led research. We have a thriving multi-disciplinary Doctoral College, which works collaboratively with our four academic schools and offers a range of new opportunities for PhD study supported by senior academics.

The University of Suffolk’s vision is to be a strong community impact university. We are very proud that our research is having significant impact on the economic, cultural and educational lives of the communities we serve regionally, nationally and internationally.

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Dr Manos Georgiadis at the Research and Public Engagement Conference- University of Suffolk
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