Research centres, institutes and networks
Centres and Institutes
Our research centres are externally funded through major research grants, strategic funding or local partnerships. All conduct internationally recognised research and many of them also provide postgraduate programmes and research supervision, allowing students to work closely with staff in these specialist areas. The centres run their own programmes of seminars, conferences and workshops.
Research groups and networks pull together members of staff and postgraduate students who share common research interests and allow a flexible way to explore different themes.
- Centre for Research in Writing
- Centre for Research in Professional Learning
- Centre for Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusive Education
- Centre for Research in STEM Education (CRISTEME)
- Language and Education Network
- Religion, Spirituality and Education Network
- The Creativity and Emergent Educational-futures Network (CEEN)
- The Centre for Social Mobility
Our researchers' specialist interests collectively encompass a wide range of legal fields. We have an established research history in Family Law, Legal History and European Law; in addition to these we are also growing strengths in International and Comparative Law, Human Rights, Bioethics, Environmental Law, Criminology, Intellectual Property, Commercial Law, Information Law and Technology Law.
IICE works across the colleges to promote interdisciplinary research and engagement with external partners, with cultural enquiry at the core of its activities.
Exeter-Fudan Global Thought Network is an interdisciplinary network which facilitates cross-cultural exchange and collaboration between academics at the college of Social Sciences and International Studies at the University of Exeter and Fudan University.
The University of Exeter is now part of Aspect, a network which connects universities, businesses, academics and industry leaders to turn ideas into commercial solutions and solve pressing social challenges.
Aspect aims to develop ideas from SHAPE (Social Sciences, Humanities and the Arts, for People and the Economy) research, through a series of events and meetings that exchange good practice, funding opportunities that test ideas and pilot new approaches, and the development of toolkits (including case studies and resources) that share insights and learnings with the broader community.