Research Centres and Networks operate across the University, providing a focus for excellent research in identified areas of strength.
They support groups of researchers in a range of activities that extend beyond the remit of individual projects, creating an environment where debate can flourish, providing a sound foundation for future work.
Afterall is a Research Centre of University of the Arts London, located at Central Saint Martins. We undertake contemporary art research within this framework and in partnership with other international educational and cultural institutions.
Centre for Circular Design's work is focused on how design practice can innovate and inform the development of the circular economy for materials, textiles, fashion and other design fields.
The Centre for Fashion Curation challenges and develops theory and practices by demonstrating and enabling rigorous, innovative and experimental work within fashion curation.
The Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF) explores the field of design for sustainability and its application to fashion as both artistic and business practice.
Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice (CRiSAP) aims to develop the emerging disciplinary field of sound arts.
Design Against Crime (DAC) is a socially responsive, practice-based research initiative, which uses the processes and products of design to reduce all kinds of crime and promote community safety whilst improving quality-of-life.
Research hubs and networks
UAL also has a number of Hubs and networks providing support and creative collaboration to UAL researchers and the wider research community.
The Innovation Insights Hub connects insights and ideas from creative research and practice to contemporary challenges resulting in innovative outcomes for society and business.
Delivering insight into the fashion industry’s economic, social and cultural trajectory.
Comics Research Hub (CoRH) brings together world-leading academics and highlights the resources UAL holds in its archives, as well as providing a context for the wealth of ongoing comics research at UAL