About our research

Inspiring research

As a Russell Group University our research makes a difference across the world. We are leaders in cutting-edge science, engineering, mathematics, and medicine research, and have a world-class reputation in the humanities and social sciences.

We are constantly seeking new ways to engage with government, industry, and the community in order to build productive, sustainable partnerships and tackle some of the fundamental issues facing humankind.

We have seen:

In the Research Excellence Framework 2014 98 per cent of our research was rated as of international quality. This resulted in the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) awarding us an extra £3.8million for research, the third highest gain amongst English universities.

Interdisciplinary research

We believe the future of research lies in breaking down traditional barriers between academic disciplines so the bigger problems of the 21st century can be considered from human as well as physical perspectives. To enable this we have identified a number of interdisciplinary research themes, which fit closely with international research priorities.

Engaged research

We believe listening to, talking with and understanding communities from outside the university improves the quality of our research, builds important skills for our academics and makes our research more accessible and relevant for society.

Ethical research

Our Ethics Policy sets out the institution’s intention to promote the highest standards of scientific, scholarly and professional integrity. We support researchers to work accordance with the UUK concordat to support research integrity and the University's Code of Good Practice in the Conduct of Research.

Codes and Policy documents are available on our Research Integrity page where you can also find out more about the University of Exeter’s approach to research integrity and Statement on Research Integrity.

For more information please contact Research Ethics and Governance Team.