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  1. Areas of research

Areas of research

We are a forward thinking, research focused university, with world leading expertise in science, engineering, business management, languages and design. We are renowned for our applied and technological research and for our industry-oriented, collaborative work.


Electrical, electronic, chemical, civil, computer, environmental, mechanical, and petroleum engineering.

Life sciences

Biology, environment, marine, psychology, biophysics, biochemistry, bioengineering, modelling.

Mathematical sciences

Pure, applied, actuarial & financial mathematics, and statistics.

Computer science

Logics & language, computational intelligence, autonomous robotics, bio and medical informatics, and advanced data analytics

Physical sciences

Chemistry, physics, geoscience, and the life-sciences interface

Social sciences & business

Business, management, economics, finance, urban and built environments, and psychology

Art & design

Design, textiles and fashion.

Languages & culture

Translation & interpreting, public service interpreting, international culture & politics