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About our research

Our desire to create knowledge that will benefit society drives our active and diverse research agenda. Our research is useful, real-world research on issues affecting society both in the present and in the future.

The quality of research at the University of Reading is highly regarded nationally and internationally and we are committed to enhancing our position as a leading research-intensive University. We enjoy great success in bidding for research funding and in the past financial year we won £35 million of new research grants and contracts.

Our interdisciplinary research strengths fall into three main spheres - Health , Food security and Climate & environmental sciences .

Our research environment is important to us and we have significantly invested in new research centres and technology which keep Reading at the forefront of pioneering science.

Our research is funded through a variety of routes, including research council grants, charities, government agencies, the European Commission and enterprise and industrial partnerships. A key part of our approach is to engage and work collaboratively with other organisations and institutions around the world in order to make a significant contribution to societies' needs and to national and international policy agendas.

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