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Challenge-led research themes

Challenge-led research themes

Royal Holloway is a research intensive university and our academics collaborate across disciplines to achieve excellence and respond to new opportunities and complex challenges.

We have established four challenge-led research themes which are designed to meet today’s challenges and build on our areas of established excellence. These themes are:

Digital Futures in the Creative and Cultural Industries aims to transform the creative industries through use of immersive and digital technologies.

Living Sustainably addresses the challenges of climate change, biodiversity, food and energy security, infectious disease, inequalities in education, work and participation, political polarisation and resource consumption.

Advanced Quantum Science and Technologies will shape the second quantum revolution in which devices based on quantum rules are set to revolutionise information processing and sensing capabilities.

Transformative Digital Technologies, Security and Society builds on our strengths in cyber security and aims to understand the role of AI and digital technology in daily life, on the economy, and workplace.

Each of the themes bring together interdisciplinary teams from across the university to collaborate in innovative partnerships with a range of organisations, businesses and industries to make a positive difference in the world.

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