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For almost 100 years, researchers at the University have been challenging themselves and their subjects to improve society across all aspects – from the early days of pharmacy to the support for heavy industry at its height, to today's new sciences and advanced artificial technologies.

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Research spotlight

A University of Sunderland academic has received one of the highest recognitions for their research into advancing the self-management of diabetes.

Dr Matthew Campbell, Principal Investigator in Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine, has been named this year’s recipient of the Elliot Johnson EASD PCL Biotech Award – one of the field’s highest recognitions.

Read more about Dr Campbell’s research

Professor Milan Radosavljevic

A university with sector leading, applied research

"We are committed to developing and leading pioneering research, innovation, and knowledge exchange. Our signature research capabilities are focused on addressing global challenges by leveraging niche expertise to make the most significant impact regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Our interdisciplinary approach cultivates a deeply collaborative research environment, enabling us to develop unique solutions that benefit our communities, the economy and global society. By fostering a culture of innovation and excellence, we empower our researchers and students to push the boundaries of knowledge and contribute significantly to sustainable development worldwide.”

Professor Milan Radosavljevic

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, (Commercial)

Impact beyond the University

"At Sunderland, we are a life-changing University, and our research activity reflects this, be it through interventions in drug development, economic and social inclusion, or creative industries.

We are focused on applied research that has impact beyond the campus boundary. We are therefore committed to investing in our staff and the research environment, that facilitates outputs that have global reach and do change lives."

Professor Jo Crotty

Pro Vice-Chancellor, (Research & Global Engagement)