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At Solent, our aim is to undertake innovative research that has a wide-ranging and significant impact on the experiences and learning of our students and on the lives of those in our local, national, and international communities.

Led by Professor Syamantak Bhattacharya, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, our Research and Knowledge Exchange Enabling Strategy is designed to support our delivery of research that will make a positive difference and create social value.

Research areas

Aligning closely to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, our research priorities fall under four broad areas:





Faculty-led research


Dr Laurie Wright presenting with Professor Syamantak Bhattacharya in the background

(l-r) Professor Syamantak Bhattacharya, Dr Laurie Wright, Professor Karen Stanton

New Centre for Marine Sustainability

On 3 November we launched our new Centre for Marine Sustainability. The Centre aims to be a leader in the creation, sharing and application of insight, innovation and knowledge for safe, sustainable seas. Its work will build on one of Solent's key research strengths - the marine environment, with our long history and association with the maritime industry and the sea.

The Centre will apply the University's expertise to finding solutions to the global challenges facing our oceans. Research includes finding clean alternatives to fossil fuels used in ships, investigating the impacts of maritime air pollution, and studying the safety of those working at sea.