Impact of research
The University of Hertfordshire has long been recognised for original, high-quality research, with applied research being a particular strength. Today, our research community is committed to finding inspiring and sustainable solutions to fundamental social, economic and environmental problems.
Climate change, energy, engineering, healthcare, science and technology are just some areas where we are breaking new ground for the benefit of people in the UK and across the globe. In moving forward this ambitious agenda we engage with other academic institutions, business and industry, public and third sector organisations. Our research culture, which is defined by a strong spirit of enquiry, innovation and enterprise, also feeds into teaching and learning to enrich our students’ experience.
Take a look at the case studies below to find out how the University is making a tangible difference in society through our business-like approach to generating ideas and sharing our knowledge and expertise.
Research case studies
Farmers across the UK and Europe are looking to the University of Hertfordshire for advice on agricultural policy...Impact of research in agriculture and food science
Research at the Hertfordshire Business School helps shape international policy...Impact of research in business and management
Boundaries of computer science are pushed by researchers developing advanced techniques...Impact of research in computer science
With impact in the areas of video and performance art, public sculpture, applied arts, design and media history...Impact of research in creative arts
From microfluidics and microengineering to sustainable energy technologies and aerospace engineering - our research is far reaching...Impact of research in engineering
Our wide range of activities have a strong public-facing, community-based agenda which contributes to the high standing of research...Impact of research in english literature and language
Our broad ranging History research has shown impact in both academic circles and communities around the world...Impact of research in history
Research impacts are of direct and applied relevance to the Allied Health professions with practitioners working in a variety of environments...Impact of research in nursing and allied health care
With direct impact on optimisation of drug efficacy, safety, toxicity risk mitigation and the understanding of pathological processes...Impact of research in pharmacy and pharmacology
Our Philosophy research has made genuine impact internationally...Impact of research in philosophy
The research findings on a broad range of key questions in physics and astronomy have far reaching impact...Impact of research in physics and astronomy