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What are our Global Research Priorities?

Our Global Research Priorities (GRPs) unite researchers to tackle pressing global issues.

They create challenge-focused communities, bringing together and supporting researchers from many different disciplines. From energy to health to sustainability, our ten GRPs address some of the planet's biggest challenges.

We have close partnerships with third parties, such as policy makers, charities and industry. We provide seed funding for projects, and facilitate networking opportunities and other research-related events throughout the year.

What are our areas of research?

Our research is focused on four main themes:

Threat prevention and protection

There are lots of new and exciting developments in technology. With this, new threats emerge. How do we protect our data against cyber threats? Often new technologies aim to help us. How do we ensure societies continue to put their trust in them?

The individual target

With smartphones and tablets, we are now more vulnerable to personal threats. Our GRP researches cyber threats at the individual level.

Security for all

How do we ensure the public is confident in the way their personal data is handled?

Forward thinking

How do we plan for the future of cyber security? As the next generation of cyber security developers, we want to invest in students.

Why cyber security?

We aim to build secure online environments for the future.

Securing society, business and government is one of the major challenges of the 21st century. Information technology and cyber-physical systems continue to develop rapidly. We must work together to make the cyber world safer and more effective.

Who is involved?

We have researchers in several different departments. These include science and social science. It is vital to work across a wide variety of areas to address challenges effectively. Looking for contacts in a particular research area? Contact our administrator for more information.