What are the institutions and practices that enable us to prosper as individuals and societies? How do they help us to build resilience against sudden economic, social, political or environmental shocks? These are the key questions addressed by the University of Reading’s Prosperity and Resilience research theme.
Working across geographic and disciplinary boundaries and alongside partners in academia, industry, the charity sector and government, our researchers contribute to responses to pressing social problems at home and abroad.
Our research spans a host of challenges facing modern society: from understanding the factors supporting language and vocabulary learning to inquiring into the representation, regulation and consequences of armed conflict; from exploring the regulation of housing and financial markets in the UK and internationally to the adaptation of communities to the challenges of climate change.