Research Environment

We are very fortunate to work with so many talented colleagues and partners across the public and private sector, in researching and innovating, and in making a real difference that impacts our communities. Our public purpose means we are committed to nurturing a pipeline of research talent and to creating a research culture that enables all our researchers to achieve their research ambitions.

We proudly hold the European Commission HR Excellence in Research Award, acknowledging the support we provide to our researchers. Our researchers benefit from the USW Research and Innovation Development Programme, which enables them to develop project management techniques, learn how to communicate their research and gives them the skills to connect with business and industry. 

We have a number of networks to facilitate supportive relationships between academics, and celebrate the achievements of our research community with the Research Impact and Innovation Awards.