We work with universities, museums, galleries, and creative and cultural industries throughout the world to develop exciting and relevant research. Our international activities explore new ways in which art, design and media practice, interpretation and curation contribute to knowledge and understanding of contemporary culture, society and quality of life.
Through research, scholarship and professional practice we aim to develop new ideas and share innovative outcomes that help to engender public and commercial benefits beyond our core activity of teaching. We aspire to produce research of the highest quality with benefits for contemporary culture and society, and which refreshes and enhances our student experience.
We have an international reputation for research in Art and Design Interpretation and Curation and Moving Image and Sound. 35% of our research was classed as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' in the 2008 UK Research Assessment Exercise. A further 50% of our research was classed as internationally recognised.
Academic staff and research students are professionally engaged in a spectrum of research and consultancy activities, informed by our long history of creative and critical practice in art, design and media. Research at NUA embraces work of national and international significance including collaborations, commissions, work with business and civic and community projects in the UK and overseas.