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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

Faculty-led research

Latest news

Actors performing on a stageSolent students create nationwide touring theatre show

Solent students will be touring a children’s theatre show, which they also wrote, throughout summer 2022, with the support of events and production company TSE Productions.

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Left to right: Captain Zakirul Bhuiyan, Professor Karen Stanton, Professor Syamantak Bhattacharya, Lars LippunerLaunch of new UK maritime autonomy research centre

A pioneering new research centre exploring maritime autonomy - from Smart Ships and Smart Ports, to the human element of working with such systems - has been launched by Warsash Maritime School.

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Front cover of Mark Aldridge's book, Agatha Christie Poirot, with a magnifying glass resting against itSolent associate professor nominated for international literary award

Dr Mark Aldridge, Associate Professor of Screen Histories, has been nominated for an Edgar Award in the Best Critical/Biography category.

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

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