Changing lives for the better

The University of South Wales has a strong reputation for producing highly impactful and applied research. USW is fourth in Wales for impact, with 81% of our research activity classed as world leading or internationally excellent in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (4/3*).

Our vibrant, impactful research is contributing to solving real problems faced by our society, and our multidisciplinary research teams collaborate with industry, communities, and organisations to make a positive difference to lives.

USW’s research is focused around four accelerator areas: Crime, Security, and Justice; Health and Well-being; Creative Innovation; and Sustainable Environment.