The University of Sunderland is a research active university, with a research active curriculum, enhancing the academic standing of the institution as a seat of higher learning and scholarship, undertaking research which both enhances the learning experience of our students, and delivers impact.
The University conducts much of its research activity within the context of four Research Beacons and three cognate Research Centres:
- Creative and Cultural Practices
- Culture and Regional Studies
- Digital Innovation
- Health Sciences and Well-being
- International Centre for Research in Innovation, Sustainability and Entrepreneurship
- Centre for Applied Social Sciences
- The Centre for Pedagogy
Research is present and visible in each of the four Faculties of the University:
- Faculty of Applied Sciences
- Faculty of Education and Society
- Faculty of Business and Law
- Faculty of Arts, Design and Media
Each Faculty focuses on particular areas of strength and excellence, research will be expected to have impact, and informs the taught programmes of the institution.
Graduate Research Support provides a focus and catalyst for this research, especially in cross-Faculty developments and activities.