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To be a researcher is to make a difference. To be a researcher is to change the world. Every day, world-changing research happens right here.

With our vibrant, robust, and inclusive environment and our research-intensive roots, there is nowhere better placed to research the unknown and the unanswered.

As Citizens of Change, our researchers are dedicated to researching some of today’s most critical issues, from viruses and disease to air quality, preserving our natural world, and ensuring social justice for all. Just as we are diverse in our makeup, we are equally diverse in our research. Our five areas of research strength: Space Power and AI, Human Health, Sustaining the World, Cultural and Natural Heritage, and Social Justice and Inclusion allow our researchers to significantly improve lives and societies through the power and impact of their research.

From uncomfortable topics including hate crimes and nuclear weapons to discovering more about Mars and climate change. Difficult Conversations, our series of free talks are sure to spark debate and provide a fascinating insight into how, as Citizens of Change, we are addressing the global issues that affect us all. Find out more and book your space.

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