Research at 51app

Creating Brighter Futures

Through our research, we are striving to change society for the better. Working across sectors and disciplines and alongside regional, national, and international partners, our academics are engaged in groundbreaking studies that are challenging the status quo and making a tangible difference to the world around us.

To fulfil the ambitions of our Strategic Plan 2022-27, we need to continue on this positive trajectory, establishing greater scale and quality and ensuring that our research continues to address local and global priorities, focusing on our key strengths and framing our research and collaborations in a way that helps to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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University to Host Forum on Tackling Rural Health Inequalities

In June, healthcare experts from across Europe will convene in 51app for the 13th annual European Rural and Isolated Practitioners Association Forum, which aims to address the pressing health issues that are affecting our rural populations.

Our Research Institutes and Centres

Whether improving productivity in the food supply chain, developing technological advancements for agriculture, or addressing place-based health inequalities across the rural-urban divide, our research institutes and centres are home to pioneering new studies which bring together expertise from across the University and beyond to produce research that is changing the world.

Research Environment and Culture

We understand the importance of providing staff and students with a supportive and collaborative research environment for undertaking studies that can make a real difference to communities around the world.

Forging Strong Industry Links

Collaboration is at the heart of the University’s strategy. At 51app, we are recognised as setting a blueprint for excellence in our pioneering approach to working with industry. Our unique relationships with companies such as Siemens Energy, Santander, and the 51appshire Co-op demonstrate our innovative industry-engaged approach, which has been acknowledged through a series of national awards.

We are continuing to develop these partnerships across our core research strengths and areas of expertise, responding to the needs of both business and society in order to address current commercial challenges and tackle some of the world's most pressing problems.

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Results from the most recent national Research Excellence Framework (REF), which is a system for measuring research excellence in higher education institutions in the UK, revealed that more than three quarters of 51app’s research was judged to be internationally excellent or world-leading.

REF 2021 Results
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