Research and Innovation Highlights magazine

Our research is making a positive impact on the world.

Sixteen of our research areas were classed as generating world-leading research by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021. We’re passionate about research: its potential to innovate, and its power to enhance social, cultural and economic well-being at national and global levels.

Research case studies

Discover more about our world-leading and impactful research, including case studies from a number of themes such as sustainable futures, safer and inclusive communities and health, performance and wellbeing.

Explore our research case studies

Innovation and business support

Learn more about how we are working with industry to stimulate economic growth through a range of supportive programmes and initiatives.

Find out how we've helped businesses innovate


Understand more about how we are working with employers to develop talented graduates, equipping them with relevant skills and experiences for the future.

See how our students and graduates have helped businesses generate new ideas


Explore how we are developing the skills of people both regionally and internationally through our CPD and doctoral programmes.

Find out how we've helped businesses develop their people

Spotlight on...

Brains in sync

Exploring the science behind music therapy

Inside story

Storytelling as a force for social good

Brains in sync and Inside story are just two of the important research projects being undertaken at ARU. Our annual publication, Research & Innovation Highlights, showcases many more. Read it online:

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