Our vision

Our vision is to transform the world by developing world class engineering solutions to global problems.

Our mission

To deliver engineering research of global excellence by pursuing scientific breakthroughs and technological advances in a wide range of core engineering disciplines and to engage across disciplines to address industrial and societal needs, for example in the fields of Energy, Environment and Transport, Health, Lifestyle, Safety and Reliability.

Our strategy

  • Advance the very basic science at the core of each engineering discipline.
  • Explore opportunities for discovery at the intersections of existing disciplines, and to develop technologies for the next century.
  • Build a future without walls by forming multiple cross-disciplinary teams to address the world's most challenging problems.
  • Foster long-term, strategic relationships with companies, foundations, governmental organizations, and other partners to advance research.
  • Encourage technology transfer to advance research and spur innovation.
  • Nurture and develop the next generation of globally recognised engineers and researchers.

Real-world focus

We encourage multidisciplinary research through our Institutes which reach across disciplines and across Faculties to address some of the world's most challenging problems.

We provide a range of networking events and workshops, to focus the full power of fundamental engineering research onto evolving societal problems such as energy security, climate change, sustainable production and resource efficiency, clean and efficient transport and the challenges arising from an ageing population.

Engineering growth areas: energy, robotics, security, big data, urban energy systems, design engineering, biomedical engineering, engineering across length scales