Research Impact: Solutions to Worldwide Problems

Brunel University London is firmly within the top quarter of research universities in the UK according to REF 2014, with a number of areas of study including public health, sports science, art and design, politics, and environmental and earth sciences, recognised as world-leading or internationally excellent for research impact. 

Our Engineering and Design ranked amongst London's biggest and best for its quality of research and we are a leading expert in energy and food sustainability-related research, with the National Centre for Sustainable Energy Use in Food Chains founded to develop energy-efficient manufacturing,distribution and retail solutions. 

The Advanced Metal Casting Centre is being established on campus in partnership with Jaguar Land Rover to serve the automotive, aerospace and other engineering sectors as a national scale-up facility to bridge the gap between fundamental, laboratory-scale research and full-scale industrial trials. 

Brunel’s research continues both to increase our understanding of the world about us and also to produce truly life-saving solutions:

The breadth of our impact extends to the excellent research in our Colleges:

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The University recognises and values its research staff and holds a European Commission HR Excellence in Research award for its commitment to supporting its researchers.


Brunel receives award for promoting the representation of women in science Athena SWAN Bronze Award
Brunel University has achieved an Athena SWAN Bronze award for its efforts to promote the equal representation of women in science-related subjects.





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Our Research Integrity Code

Brunel University London has adopted the Universities UK Concordat to support research integrity and is committed to upholding the essential elements of the concordat in an effective and transparent manner.

We have a Research Integrity Code which draws together our policies regarding research integrity matters. See Policies and Procedures for all our policies, including this code.Research integrity in our practice, policy and procedures is one of our core values. We have clear policies regarding research conduct.

The senior officer responsible for dealing with cases of suspected misconduct is Mr Jim Benson, Secretary to Council. He can be contacted at

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Page last updated: Monday 16 November 2015