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.
Sport for Development Grows Best from Local Roots
SPORT is a favourite tool in international development policy circles, but research from Brunel shows that sport-based development schemes need to build organisational capacity at local level and embrace partnership working between funder and recipient to be successful. A Brunel team led by Professor Tess Kay has demonstrated that sports organisation models intended for the developed world are unlikely to be appropriate in developing countries. Instead, sport projects have the... read more