I am very pleased to advise colleagues that the University’s nine re-launched Research Centres are now fully up and running. Based within Schools, Research Centres are built around the University’s areas of research strength, capacity and excellence, and are the driving force for supporting academics and research colleagues to undertake high-quality research and generate income.
With 440 research-active academics and over 900 PhD students, we have a lively and creative research and learning environment. Our world-class research spans areas as diverse as computer security, disaster management and homelessness. The revised network of Research Centres is part of the University’s 2014-2020 Research Strategy, which has already led to investment in 14 new research posts, around 70 PhD studentships and research infrastructure.
The nine new Research Centres are: the Arts, Media and Communications Research Centre, Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre (EERC), Centre for Built Environment Sustainability and Transformation (BEST), Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments (UPRISE) Centre for Health Sciences Research, Centre for Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences Research, Salford Business School Research and Salford Innovation Research Centre (SIRC).