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Ground-breaking research that changes lives

Our research helps tackle real-world problems, seeking creative solutions to complex challenges and throwing new light on the world we live in.

We’re home to some of the brightest minds across the globe - academics who are collaborating with businesses, government bodies and charities to understand environmental changes, find treatments for diseases and alleviate poverty.

How our research is ranked

We’re ranked first in the UK and 11th in the world for our research influence (otherwise known as citations) in the Times Higher Education world university rankings 2014/15. And the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) ranks us 15th in the UK for the overall quality of our research  and in the top 25 per cent of UK universities for research rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

Helping improve lives

Our work has real impact, generating new understanding and insights.  Recent research at Royal Holloway has led to:

  • An innovative gene therapy to treat Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
  • Fairer and more effective ways of gathering and using eyewitness evidence
  • Improved food security through treatment to protect crops from drought

A collaborative approach

Innovative partnerships drive much of our research. There are many ways to benefit from our research expertise, from commissioning bespoke research to using us on a consultancy basis. Find out more about working with us.

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