Research and innovation

Delivering impact

Our researchers are working with partners to tackle major environmental, economic and social challenges

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Every year over 50 postgraduate researchers join our School, gaining the skills and experience they need to become independent researchers

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Research and innovation

We are a major international powerhouse for environmental research that has wide-ranging and positive impacts on the world that we live in. Our research is carried out within five institutes which represent our core research areas, but much of our work is cross-cutting, tackling complex global challenges. The School is home to a large community of passionate research staff and postgraduate researchers, accessing a range of facilities and working within dedicated research laboratories.

Top 15

in the world for Earth and Marine Sciences

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018

90%

of our research is

'world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent' REF 2014

Top 15

in the world for Atmospheric Science

ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2018

Our research

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We advance understanding of Earth surface processes, both in modern and ancient environments.

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Rock landscape

We are researching fundamental geoscience with application and impact towards energy, environmental, industrial and infrastructural problems.

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Our research is dedicated to understanding the structure and evolution of the Earth from the core to the surface.

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Atmosphere

Our research covers air pollution due to chemistry and aerosols, climate change, high resolution weather processes, global agriculture, and palaeo-climate.

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Our research is based largely on the environmental social sciences and draws upon aspects of geography, sociology, politics, planning, economics, management, development and technology studies.

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Wind turbines

The Priestley Centre brings together world leading expertise in all the key strands of climate change research.

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News and events

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A new cross-disciplinary institute to study fluid dynamics will launch on January 30th, 2019.

A new cross-disciplinary institute to study fluid dynamics will launch on…

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Avoiding fossil fuel 'lock-in' could help limit global temperature rise

New research suggests there is a 64% chance of limiting the increase in…

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Prof Hodgson been awarded Perce Allen award

Professor David Hodgson has been awarded the British Sedimentological…

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A recently published paper shows that humans are reversing a long-term…

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ICAS internal seminar with Dr Sam Hardy, Sarah Shallcross and Martin Daily. Chair: Stewart Jennings

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Professor Yinon Rudich, Weizman Institute of Science

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Presented by Daniela Portella Sampaio.

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Earth Surface Science Institute seminar. Speaker Paul Quinn, Diamond Light Source Ltd.

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