Our Research

The University of South Wales fosters a vibrant research culture that underpins all other activities at the institution.

We pursue research in pursuit of new knowledge and understanding driven by a spirit of academic enquiry. In keeping with our role as an institution firmly embedded in our local, regional and national communities, we also have great strengths in problem driven research conducted in partnership with external stakeholders.

We are fully committed to building on the University?s strong track record in all areas of research in order to expand and enhance our contribution to knowledge generation and the application of that knowledge to problem solving with our external stakeholders.

We received excellent results in the Research Assessment Exercise 2008 (RAE2008), confirming our status as one of Wales? research active Universities.

The University of South Wales is committed to:

  • developing our research portfolio in areas of strategic importance
  • encouraging innovation and dissemination of research findings
  • working with business and Government to help address the challenges that face society and the economy