Research Impact: Solutions to Worldwide Problems
Brunel has stood by the words of its Royal Charter – to pursue “research and enterprise for the benefit of individual and society” – since the University’s birth in 1966.
Our reputation has been built on groundbreaking work in subjects ranging from engineering to education, science to IT, psychology to law, sociology to business. That reputation has steadily embraced new areas – the performing arts, journalism, environmental science, sport and health – and these too retain that same outward-looking philosophy.
Brunel’s research therefore continues both to increase our understanding of the world about us and also to produce truly life-saving solutions.
Excellence in Research
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. Read our action plan and the two year review
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.
Brunel research supports UK’s new Family Drug and Alcohol Court model
Misuse of drugs and alcohol features in the majority of child care cases that reach a court of law. A new specialist court, working closely with families with drug or alcohol addicted parents, has been shown by Brunel researchers to be effective in keeping children living with their families. Where that’s not possible, the new system has proved itself very good at finding alternative homes for children more quickly than... read more