Areas of Strategic Research Importance (ASRIs) are strategic themes at the University of Huddersfield which create a focus for the development of our research portfolio in support of increasing its global reputation through the production of high quality outputs and generating impact in four broad areas:

  • Culture, Health and Wellbeing
  • Productivity
  • Sustainability
  • Equality, Cohesion and Security

The ASRIs create opportunities for cross-School engagement in multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research.  Currently we have nine ASRis that are featured below.


Data Science

Data science is an interdisciplinary field that seeks to extract knowledge and insights from structured and unstructured data using scientific methods, processes, algorithms and systems.


Engineering Systems

Engineering Systems brings together activities from across the University where a Systems approach to technological challenges can facilitate the development of healthier and more sustainable means of wealth generation



Aims to support organisations and businesses to better understand and address productivity challenges and the complex factors which contribute to organisational and economic productivity improvement.


Sustainable Environment

There can be few areas of research of more significance than that of Sustainable Environment at the present stage of human history. We brought together a number of existing vibrant strands of research activity to address this ASRI.



Crime & Security problems such as terrorism, illicit drug use and domestic abuse, are the concern of societies and communities nationally and internationally. See how our research is supporting tackling these problems.



Human Creativity is fundamental to vibrant culture. The Creative industries in the U.K and throughout the world contribute to well-being, economic health, the expansion of human knowledge, and our understanding of what it means to be a human being.