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Faculty of Science and Engineering

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The breadth and international quality of our science and engineering research expertise enables us to directly address critical challenges facing humankind and advance understanding.

With collaborations taking place across the Institution and beyond, and connections to some of the biggest global businesses, we're able to drive forward innovations that will benefit future generations, and the planet.

Our featured areas of research are known as our "beacons of excellence", and you can discover more about them below.

Our challenge areas

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Science and engineering research beacons

More about our research

Research Spotlight

Discover more about our research as we focus on key themes throughout the year: