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Researching at UAL

The University’s research environment supports the research capacity and capability of staff at all stages of their career, with a structure that aims to develop the world leading researchers of the future.

UAL's research culture reflects our leadership in the arts, design and communication sector, particularly in practice-based research.

The University ensures the highest standard of research by supporting staff with clear research policies, data management and expert advice. Research mentoring, training and access to sabbatical leave ensure that UAL research staff are able to develop their careers and deliver high quality research.

Learn more about support for research staff (intranet login required) and support for research students.

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Jean Paul Gaultier: Be My Guest in Paris

UAL Research Strategy

The Research Strategy 2015-2022 underpins UAL's vision to 'ask original questions and arrive at new insights through the creativity and rigour of our practice and research'.

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Digital Anthropology Lab launch at London College of Fashion October 2015 photography by Hannah Puskarz BA Fashion Photography

Research collaborations

UAL has research links with universities, museums, and businesses within the UK and across the world.

Conscientious Communicators Research Hub
Conscientious Communicators Research Hub

Archives and special collections

The Archives and Special Collections Centre hold a remarkable range of archives and special collections that reflect art and design as their unique specialisms.