• Social Futures Institute

    The institute conducts internationally excellent research on contemporary social issues. The Institute intends to further knowledge in its selected areas of specialism and ensure impact in the real world

  • Impact

    Research that impacts on real-world issues is a core part of the Social Futures Institute's activity.

  • Institute structure

    The research interests of our members are wide-ranging and SoFI hosts two research centres and four research units.



Teesside's online research repository gives you access to the collection of peer-reviewed research and e-theses produced by members of the Social Futures Institute.


The Social Futures Institute hosts a number of seminars and training events to which all are welcome.

Research Excellence Framework

87% of research rated as world-leading and internationally excellent and Teesside is ranked joint fifth place from 62 submissions for this quality measure..