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The University is a progressive university, which means that we're constantly investing in our facilities and resources, demonstrating our commitment to helping you fulfil your potential at a top-class university.

A flourishing community, featuring world-class teaching, research, impressive facilities, and a strong support network on both Hull and Scarborough campuses, our teaching skills are highly rated in national quality assessments. Our research is of international acclaim in many fields, the quality of which informs our teaching at all levels.

Our Vision

To be an ambitious, distinctive and successful University that promotes the exploration, creation and communication of knowledge. We're committed to enhancing our regional, national, and global communities by: Encouraging students to be independent learners Producing world-class research Providing significant benefits for our partners Attracting, retaining and developing dedicated, high-performing staff


With grade 5 rated departments in areas such as politics, law, geography, history, music and English, the University of Hull enjoys an international reputation for its research and expertise. It is particularly well known for its role in the development of liquid-crystal displays.

The university aims to support a spectrum of both single-discipline and interdisciplinary research and a culture which celebrates research excellence and expects all academic staff to be innovative in their fields. At the same time the university is keen to ensure that its research meets the needs of business and regional bodies, and that this research is adequately resourced and funded.

Last year the university obtained a total of 439 research awards, together worth £35 million, which will fund a series of major projects over the coming five years.

What follows is just a small sample of the university's current research activities.

  • The Hull Environment Research Institute brings together researchers to work on the major environmental issues of the day. Its earliest success was the coordination of a successful bid to the Science Research Investment Fund which resulted in the award of nearly £2.5 million to support infrastructure for research into the environment. More recently HERI obtained funding from Yorkshire Forward for the regional Centre for Industrial Collaboration in Environmental Technology, which will bring in £600,000 over three years.
  • The Clinical Biosciences Institute represents an innovative coalition of interdisciplinary clinical and basic scientists working with the NHS towards solutions of health problems of regional and national importance.
  • Staff of the Faculty of Health and Social Care are active collaborators in numerous international projects. Recent research topics have included the impact of stroke on the patient's partner, and career paths in health for older people.
  • Hull Royal Infirmary is one of the first hospitals in Europe to house a powerful magnetic resonance scanner, funding for which was secured by the university through Yorkshire Cancer Research. This will enable research experts to provide more accurate scans for patients and to investigate more thoroughly the causes and outcomes of treatment regimes for breast, ovarian and cervical cancers.
  • HIVE (the Hull Immersive Visualization Environment), launched last year, provides state-of-the-art visualization, interactive and computing technologies, and related services for the university and industry. It is currently helping Citybuild, a partner in the city's regeneration programme, to understand the look and feel of the latest architectural developments in the city centre.
  • Research in the Business School is focused on six research centres across the range of business subjects. Empathy-Edge is investigating e-mentoring for women attempting to overcome the barriers that they face in the labour market, while a Supergen project is developing an economic model to predict demand for electricity as the UK attempts to reduce greenhouse gases. The school's new Management Learning Laboratory provides cutting-edge facilities to support research, teaching and corporate clients.
  • Cascade is a centre of excellence for interactive multimedia training. Its services include whiteboard training and support, research, evaluation and consultancy.
  • With an overarching focus on ethics in public decision making, the research work of the Institute of Applied Ethics has three principal themes – Political Ethics, Criminal Justice Ethics, and Biomedical Ethics and Law.
  • WISE – the Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation – has been established to explore the history and modern resonances of slavery with a view to informing future social policy.
  • The Philip Larkin Centre for Poetry and Creative Writing builds on the university's long association with the great poet Philip Larkin and other important creative writers.

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