Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering



An outstanding environment for scholarship, discovery and impact.

World-leading research

Our research groups nurture new areas of discovery and scholarly excellence. The groups are key to our culture. We foster collegiality and hold the highest standards of research integrity as a core value.

This is essential to the realisation of 4* research and impact case studies for REF.

Talented research staff

Researchers are supported at all career stages. We do this through an integrated programme of fellowships, training opportunities and investment.

The University's Research Investment Fund has made £30m available to support our researchers.

Investing in research capacity

We've had a £58m investment in the Urban Sciences Building. The Government backed our £30m National Institute for Smart Data Innovation.

We continue to invest in our estate to provide the facilities required by our staff.

We're developing our second generation of High Performance Computing. We've started a programme of investment in our farms to create international centres of excellence in agritech and farming systems.

Fully-realised research impact

Strong collaborations with industry and public sector organisations underpin our impact work.

To help share our research excellence, we maximise our use of Open Access and Open Data arrangements.

We have attracted more than £1.4m of EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account funding. Our Business Development staff ensure impact is covered in contracts and licencing deals. This assists in the easier delivery of case studies for REF.