The Department is recognised nationally and internationally as one of the leading centres research in Civil and Environmental Engineering and has been awarded the top rating in every national review of university research held since 1986. The most recent review (REF2014) confirmed that the department is the largest and the top-ranked Department of Civil engineering within the UK; 95% of its staff being judged as world-leading or internationally excellent.
The Department is unique in having world-leading research capability that combines laboratory-based testing and characterisation, advanced numerical modelling and field monitoring, which feed into each other to provide rigour and confidence in our research discoveries. Strong links with industry and continuous involvement in practical engineering problems are the key characteristics of our research activities, which have ensured both fundamental and practical relevance of our research.
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