Research themes

Our research teams attract international acclaim, our professional expertise is in demand worldwide, and we have a strong track record in strategic partnerships.

Research is undertaken in collaboration with partners from private, public and third sector organisations.

Find out more about each of our key research themes.

We will continue to make additional investment against strategic research themes and research plans and grow our engagement with all funders of research.
NTU Strategic Plan – Valuing ideas
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Health and wellbeing

Bringing together academics, clinicians, surgeons, healthcare companies and other medical professionals whose interests focus on health and wellbeing across a wide range of research specialisms.



Producing internationally leading outputs and attracting significant funding income from a variety of prestigious sources – our Materials research creates international impacts.

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Low carbon and sustainability

We are committed to research designed to have a major impact on helping to reduce the nation's consumption of energy.

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Education and pedagogy

Emphasising the symbiotic relationship between research activity and teaching. This areas explores issues relating to teaching, learning and pedagogy, from pre-school to university.