We are dedicated to expanding the frontiers of human knowledge and aim to provide an exceptional environment for research and for the development of researchers and research careers. In pursuit of these goals we strive to recruit talented academic staff and postgraduate researchers who share our vision, our values and our goals and provide them with the inspiration, support and leadership they need to achieve their very best.

Our research strategy

The University supports the strategic development of research by encouraging our researchers to form multidisciplinary concentrations of research excellence such as institutes and research centres that are capable of providing first-class resources and of attracting leading international collaborators.

We support the career and personal development of our researchers through structured training programmes and through mentoring by senior researchers. The focus and value of everything we do in support of research and researchers is constantly reviewed and revised in keeping with international standards embodied in the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers, the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for their Recruitment, the UK Quality Code for Higher Education, and the Vitae Researcher Development Framework.

The University of Huddersfield subscribes to the principles of the Concordat To Support Research Integrity and is committed to excellence in all aspects of research.

The University of Huddersfield has committed to being a world-leader in fairer research evaluation by signing up to the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) which encourages research to be assessed on its quality rather than where it is published. DORA is a worldwide initiative aimed at improving the ways in which outputs of scholarly research are evaluated.  

Our ultimate aim is to guarantee the sustainable production of excellent research with impact that will contribute significantly to global quality of life.


Research Strategy - Executive Summary

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Athena SWAN

Athena SWAN Gender Equality Award

The University has been a member of the Athena SWAN Charter for gender equality since 2015.