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.
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.
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.