Our research environment
Our culture of innovation, strong community and outstanding facilities will help you achieve your research ambitions.
Vision for research and enterprise
Our vision is to be an international powerhouse of learning, discovery and enterprise, whose excellence is acknowledged locally, nationally and globally.
Professional support, career development, involvement and information - just some of the reasons why Bristol has been singled out as the UK's best employer of researchers.
We are committed to building a global reputation in higher education and research. We will continue to improve our strong record of international collaboration and partnership across our teaching and research base.
Combining the intellectual capacity and physical resources of the four leading research-intensive universities in the South West of England and Wales.
Research Excellence Framework
Our research is shown to have top quality and major impact on society and the economy, according to the REF 2014 assessment of every UK university.
Responsible research assessment
We have developed a position statement outlining our institutional approach to research evaluation and assessment, including the responsible use of quantitative metrics.
Research governance, integrity and ethics
We have put a set of regulations, principles and standards of good practice in place to ensure our research is safe, ethical and methodologically sound.
Engaging with the public
Engaging with the public about our work ensures it has impact and relevance beyond the University's walls and is informed by society's values and opinions.
Facilities and equipment
Our facilities can help your business carry out testing, analysis, simulation and trials - either in partnership or with our expert technical support.
The Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS)
We encourage interdisciplinary research by funding workshops and fellowships; staging lectures and debates; and by facilitating interaction between Bristol academics and other outstanding scholars, industry and the cultural sector.