Hull has a proud history of achievement and a long-established international reputation at the cutting edge of research.

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Our past successes include the the bone density scanner and the breakthrough science that made LCD screens possible. Both of these made it into Eureka UK’s list of 100 world-changing discoveries by UK universities.

Our award-winning Virtual Environment Radiotherapy Training (VERT) system became part of the UK Government’s Cancer Reform Strategy. VERT allows trainee radiographers to learn to treat cancer in a virtual replica of a radiation therapy suite.

Research into antidepressants by our Psychology Department made front-page headlines worldwide. The work raised issues about drug licensing and clinical trial data, highlighting that antidepressants have no clinically significant effect on most patients.

We’re proud to be the home of the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE). An internationally renowned interdisciplinary institute, its research spotlights issues around slavery and social justice, past and present. WISE researchers are currently leading the Global Slavery Index project. Endorsed by Hilary Clinton and Bill Gates, the scheme ranks countries according to human trafficking, slavery and child marriage figures.

Our research is about improving people’s lives. We continually invest in our facilities to give our researchers and students the practical and technical support they need to excel. Our research themes address some of the most complex challenges facing the world today.