Our research

The University of Bristol is at the cutting edge of global research. We have made innovations in areas ranging from cot death prevention to nanotechnology.

The University has had a reputation for innovation since its founding in 1876. Our research tackles some of the world’s most pressing issues in areas as diverse as infection and immunity, human rights, climate change, and cryptography and information security.

The University currently has 40 Fellows of the Royal Society and 15 of the British Academy – a remarkable achievement for a relatively small institution.

We aim to bring together the best minds in individual fields, and encourage researchers from different disciplines and institutions to work together to find lasting solutions to society’s pressing problems.

We are involved in numerous international research collaborations and integrate practical experience in our curriculum, so that students work on real-life projects in partnership with business, government and community sectors.

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2014 Research Excellence Framework

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, which evaluates universities’ research, Bristol was once again confirmed as a world leader, with 83% of our research rated as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

Nobel Laureates

We are proud that 12 Nobel Laureates have been associated with the University community.

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