Writtle University College and ARU have merged. Writtle’s full range of college, degree, postgraduate and short courses will still be delivered on the Writtle campus. See our guide to finding Writtle information on this site.

Research that matters

Our research is making a positive, tangible impact on the world.

Three research themes

At ARU, our research activity is aligned with three overarching themes:

Research institutes and groups

We're home to a number of research institutes which focus on areas including sustainability, policing and crime, clinical and medical innovation, music therapy, and vision and eye research.

Alongside these institutes is a range of research groups, dedicated to subjects as diverse as ecology, finance and economics, cyber security, and political history.

Impact and case studies

Our research has an impact on people’s lives, as we focus on tackling real-world issues and improving the societies we live in.

Visit our Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 pages to read a series of inspiring case studies, or learn about other research projects at ARU.