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Research

Our globally-relevant research and international research collaborations enable us to tackle some of the world’s toughest challenges.

International research strength

Researchers at the University of Hull have been contributing to advances in sciences, the arts, and innovation around the world for almost a century.

Today, research at the University of Hull is tackling the global challenges of the twenty-first century. Our international research reflects our commitment to contributing to the UN’s Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We are proud to have been named in the world’s top 100 by the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2022, which measures university action against the SDGs.

Hull researchers work in collaboration with international partners to address four principal global challenges

Global Health Inequalities

Advances in healthcare are unequally distributed between and within global communities. Academics at the University of Hull are uncovering and addressing these inequalities, with a particular focus on perinatal and adolescent health, ageing and palliative care, and the dissemination of fundamental health research.

Sustainable Societies

The research and innovation produced by universities will play a crucial role in the pursuit of lower carbon emissions and a more sustainable future. The University of Hull’s institutional commitment to sustainability is reflected in our international research. Hull researchers are developing green energy technologies, exploring sustainable food supply chains, and modelling circular cities and economies.

Living with Water

Hull’s past, present and future are bound up with its location on the Humber Estuary, facing the North Sea. Our researchers are contributing to our understanding of ‘Blue Economies’ and tackling the challenge of living with water in a changing world. We focus on flood resilience, offshore wind, maritime logistics, marine ecologies and the human experience of life in risky cities.

Fairer Futures

Our international research addresses the structural inequalities which persist, as part of the University’s institutional commitment to social justice. This runs through all of the research and is concentrated in the Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation’s interrogation of historic and modern slavery.

International research projects

We host a large number of international research projects.

Shoal of fish
Completed

CERES: Climate Change & European Aquatic Resources

The University of Hull was a key university partner in this large European Commission funded project on how marine life is disrupted by climate change, and how fishing practices can adapt to alleviate this impact.

Microscope
Completed project

Coordination Chemistry Approaches to Societal Issues: Environment & Health

This ESPRC-funded grant awarded to Professor Carl Redshaw facilitated collaboration and exchange with long-standing partners in China and Japan in the field of chemistry and material sciences.

Abstract aerial photo of Kenyan landscape
Completed project

Strengthening Geosciences Education for Sustainable Development in Kenya

Dr Rebecca Williams, working with Dr Munira Raji-Idowu, led this GCRF-funded project investigating, and providing policy advice regarding, the landscape of geoscience education in Kenya, a crucial field given Kenya’s shift to geothermal energy.

Whale
Ongoing project

Natural Environment and Offshore Wind

Hull sits on the coast of the world’s largest offshore wind farm. This NERC-funded Knowledge-Exchange Fellowship will enable Dr Agota Mockute to explore sustainable expansion of offshore wind, the impact on marine life, and stakeholder relationships.

ahmadu-bello-university-nigeria-ichar
Completed project

Addressing Adolescent Reproductive Health in Northern Nigeria

Professor Lesley Smith developed and delivered resources for addressing the causes of adolescent pregnancy in Northern Nigeria, and understanding its impact upon health outcomes. This project was funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund.

Shoal of fish
Completed

CERES: Climate Change & European Aquatic Resources

The University of Hull was a key university partner in this large European Commission funded project on how marine life is disrupted by climate change, and how fishing practices can adapt to alleviate this impact.

Microscope
Completed project

Coordination Chemistry Approaches to Societal Issues: Environment & Health

This ESPRC-funded grant awarded to Professor Carl Redshaw facilitated collaboration and exchange with long-standing partners in China and Japan in the field of chemistry and material sciences.

Abstract aerial photo of Kenyan landscape
Completed project

Strengthening Geosciences Education for Sustainable Development in Kenya

Dr Rebecca Williams, working with Dr Munira Raji-Idowu, led this GCRF-funded project investigating, and providing policy advice regarding, the landscape of geoscience education in Kenya, a crucial field given Kenya’s shift to geothermal energy.

Whale
Ongoing project

Natural Environment and Offshore Wind

Hull sits on the coast of the world’s largest offshore wind farm. This NERC-funded Knowledge-Exchange Fellowship will enable Dr Agota Mockute to explore sustainable expansion of offshore wind, the impact on marine life, and stakeholder relationships.

ahmadu-bello-university-nigeria-ichar
Completed project

Addressing Adolescent Reproductive Health in Northern Nigeria

Professor Lesley Smith developed and delivered resources for addressing the causes of adolescent pregnancy in Northern Nigeria, and understanding its impact upon health outcomes. This project was funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund.

Our people

Many of our academics approach their research through an international lens. Working in a global context advances international collaboration and partnerships which can lead to innovative new ideas and valuable outcomes. At Hull we recognise the centrality of international collaboration for research excellence.

Xuebin Ke
Chemical Engineering

Dr Xuebin Ke

Dr Xuebin Ke’s research develops zero-carbon alternatives to traditional energy consumption, and has worked extensively with partners across China.

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Pauline Deutz
Geography

Professor Pauline Deutz

Professor Pauline Deutz works through a multi-disciplinary lens and with global partners to develop and conceptualise functional circular economies.

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Lisa Jones
Education

Dr Lisa Jones

Dr Lisa Jones has built research partnerships with colleagues in Vietnam to understand community responses to climate change.

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Nishikant Mishra
Logistics and Management Systems

Professor Nishikant Mishra

Professor Nishikant Mishra’s research takes an international approach to sustainable supply chain systems, with case-studies in the Middle East, India and South East Asia.

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Xuebin Ke
Chemical Engineering

Dr Xuebin Ke

Dr Xuebin Ke’s research develops zero-carbon alternatives to traditional energy consumption, and has worked extensively with partners across China.

Read more
Pauline Deutz
Geography

Professor Pauline Deutz

Professor Pauline Deutz works through a multi-disciplinary lens and with global partners to develop and conceptualise functional circular economies.

Read more
Lisa Jones
Education

Dr Lisa Jones

Dr Lisa Jones has built research partnerships with colleagues in Vietnam to understand community responses to climate change.

Read more
Nishikant Mishra
Logistics and Management Systems

Professor Nishikant Mishra

Professor Nishikant Mishra’s research takes an international approach to sustainable supply chain systems, with case-studies in the Middle East, India and South East Asia.

Read more

Our partnerships and networks provide a framework for enabling international research collaboration. We welcome postgraduate researchers from across the world, host visiting academics and support our staff to spend periods of time overseas.

If you are interested in building research collaboration with partners at the University of Hull, please contact globalstrategy@hull.ac.uk.

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