The largest arts and design research community in Europe

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    Syd Shelton, The Rhythm of Action: Rock Against Racism

    Research News & Events

    Current news and events from our research community.

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    Mick Finch, Engram 29

    Research Staff

    Profiles of all our researchers and research professoriate from across the university.

At University of the Arts London, practice and theory-based research enriches our creative environment and positively impacts the work of UAL students and staff, demonstrating our leading global status in the arts, design and communication sectors.

Our academics play a prominent role in the UK’s creative culture, with research outcomes that enrich cultural life, enhance public awareness and understanding of major issues, and are of benefit to the creative and cultural industries.

The University has a vibrant Research culture across its six colleges, with eight University Research Centres and the University Innovation Insights Hub, which lead innovative research and disseminate this through exhibitions, publications, conferences, festivals and workshops.

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    Film still of The Exception and the Rule, Brad Butler and Karen Mirza

    Current Research

    View research outputs in the University's online repository

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    Local Wisdom, project by Kate Fletcher. Melbourne, 2013, photo by Paul Allister.

    Research Projects

    A range of our current and completed research projects.

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    Research Centres

    A focus for excellent research in identified areas of strength

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    Cemre Yesil

    Research Degrees

    Theoretical and practice-based research programmes (PhD or MPhil)

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    Carole Collet

    Research Impact

    Case studies and information about the impact of our research

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    Research Environment

    UAL researcher support, research infrastructure & strategy