Research areas and groups
Research is a vital part of City’s drive for excellence. Our research creates new knowledge which is then translated and modified, so that it makes a difference to society and gives our students a better and more satisfying education.
Research is organised by schools, academic departments and in smaller clusters called centres and institutes.
Institutes and Centres are research groups that provide a framework to facilitate collaboration between departments within and across subject areas.
Each school, department and research centre at City is delivering excellent research from an increasing proportion of their academic staff, all of whom are experts in their chosen fields.
City’s five schools all have their own research centres covering their various departments. Each has particular areas of strength, such as
- the Cass Business School’s expertise in leadership
- the School of Health Sciences’ long-established focus on ophthalmology
- the School of Arts and Social Sciences’ hosting of the European Social Survey
- the School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering’s leading creative role in engineering design and software development
- the City Law School’s specialism in EU law.
City’s Research Centres and Groups
City now has over 70 different specialist research centres and centres of excellence plus four interdisciplinary centres. Find out more:
City’s specialist research centres and groups
- Centre for Banking Research
- Centre for Charity Effectiveness
- ESRC Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy
- ETHOS: The Centre for Responsible Business
- Centre for Asset Management Research
- Centre for Econometric Analysis
- Centre for Financial Analysis and Reporting Research
- Centre for Professional Service Firms
- Centre for Research in Corporate Governance
- Costas Grammenos International Centre for Shipping, Trade and Finance
- Mergers & Acquisitions Research Centre
- Pensions Institute
- Real Estate Research Centre
Cass Research groups
- Emerging Markets Group
- The International Centre for Research and Organizational Discourse, Strategy and Change
- Autism Research Group
- European Social Survey
- Centre for Competition and Regulatory Policy
- Centre for Culture and the Creative Industries
- Centre for Food Policy
- Centre for International Communications and Society
- City Health Economics Centre
- City Political Economy Research Centre (CITYPERC)
- Cognitive Neuroscience Research Unit
- Developmental Psychology Research
- Health Psychology Research
- Memory Research Unit
- Organisational Psychology Research
- SPARC (Sound Practice and Research at City)
- Research Centre for Civil Engineering Structures
- Aeronautics and Aerospace Research Centre (A²RC)
- Research Centre for Software Reliability (CSR)
- Research Centre for Adaptive Computing Systems (CeNACS)
- Research Centre for Human-Computer Interaction Design
- Research Centre for Biomedical Engineering
- Department of Mathematics
- Research Centre for Systems & Control
- Research Centre for Photonics & Instrumentation
- Research Centre for Multi-scale Geotechnical Engineering
- Centre for Information Science
- Centre for Compressor Technology
- Research Centre for Machine Learning
- Centre of Excellence in Temporary Works and Construction Method Engineering
- CitAI, Artificial Intelligence Research Centre
- Centre for Child and Family Law Reform
- Centre for Crime and Justice Research
- Centre for Law, Justice and Journalism
- The Critical Corporation Project
- Centre for the Study of Legal Professional Practice
- Institute for the Study of European Laws (ISEL)
- International Law and Affairs Group (ILAG)
- Jean Monnet Chair in European Law
- London Universities Maritime Law and Policy Research Group (LUMLP)
- Minorities and Rights Research Groupd (MRRG)
City’s interdisciplinary research centres
The Centre intends to become the UK leader in the teaching, research and transfer of creativity in professional practice, ranging from informatics and engineering to business and the arts.
The City Collaborative Transport Hub is a network of interdisciplinary activity at City, University of London centred on transport challenges.
The interdisciplinary Centre for Healthcare Innovation Research brings a fresh perspective to the challenges of embedding health and social care innovations, sustainably and at scale.
The Centre for Law, Justice and Journalism is the first major interdisciplinary centre in the UK to develop a broad yet focused interface between law, justice and journalism in society.
The Learning Enhancement and Development Educational Research (LEaDER) Centre is a space for staff at City engaged in pedagogic research to link with others and to access expertise from members of the LEaD academic team.