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Research Themes

Here at Teesside University our focus is on externally facing research that makes a practical difference to the lives of people and the success of businesses and economies. A University for innovation, we harness the expertise of our academic staff to solve real-world problems and enhance the student learning experience - ensuring Teesside is the go to place for research that makes a difference.

Our research addresses complex, multi and inter-disciplinary through to highly focussed discipline based research. Across five thematic areas, our Grand Challenges have adopted a collaborative and multifaceted approach which enables our research to cross traditional discipline boundaries and provide the fresh thinking needed to help address some of the biggest national and global 'Grand Challenges' society today faces.