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.
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.
Ligatus is leading research within libraries and archives with particular interests in historical bookbinding.
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.