Current Research & Projects

Our academics play a prominent role in the UK’s creative culture and they produce research that results in creative outcomes that enhance cultural life and impact on a diverse range of beneficiaries.

In this section you can find current and completed research by UAL researchers and UAL research students, spanning a range of subject areas in art, design and communication.

UAL's Institutional Repository - UAL Research Online - is an online showcase of research produced at University of the Arts London and the material in the repository is free to view, browse and download anywhere in the world.

  • UAL Research Online

    The University’s Institutional Repository, UAL Research Online, provides digitally curated open access to the University’s research outputs.

  • UAL Research Projects

    Current and completed research projects conducted by UAL researchers

  • Student Research Projects

    Ongoing research projects from students who are currently registered for research degrees from all Colleges.

Featured projects

  • Trash 2 Cash

    Creating high-end textiles from zero-value pre-consumer waste sources via groundbreaking innovations and design driven technologies

  • AfriDesignX

    A network of pioneering technologists, curators and scholars from Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, South Africa and the UK to discuss developments in digital design – robotics, gaming and computer imaging.

  • BAM

    A 3-year project funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council, BAM will address the understated connections between black-British artists’ practice and the work of art’s relationship to Modernism.