Research

The University of Bradford is a technology university with over 50 years of cutting-edge research experience.  Our research is ranked in the top 50 in the UK (HEFCE, 2014) for research quality with three quarters being classed as either world-leading or internationally excellent.

“We pride ourselves on the high quality of our research and knowledge transfer activity. Bradford is continuing to develop as a world-leading, research-intensive university that brings real solutions to issues affecting society and communities worldwide." Professor Brian Cantor, Vice-Chancellor.

Our research underpins quality knowledge transfer in the commercial world and in our teaching leading to strong commercial partnerships and improved career prospects for learners.

Academic themes

We have three overarching academic themes, which frame decisions about developments in teaching and learning, research and knowledge transfer, and guide our partnerships. All three academic themes span the University’s five Faculties.