Brunel University in West London is a dynamic institution with over 13,000 students and over 1,000 academic staff operating in a vibrant culture of research excellence. With a turnover of more than £190 million, the University is a Higher Education and research establishment with considerable intellectual, financial and social resources and makes a major contribution to the economy and community of the West London region.
It also plays a significant role in the higher education scene nationally and has numerous national and international links and partnerships with both academia and industry. The volume of 'world-leading' and 'internationally excellent' research carried out at Brunel University London has increased by more than half in the past six years, according to the Research Excellence Framework 2014. Brunel has a long history of successful bidding for European funding and of successful managing and delivery of EU projects. It was partner or coordinator on over150 projects within FP7 within cumulative value to Brunel of over €30 M, and has been already successful with several Horizon 2020 proposals.
UBRUN research is focused around three interdisciplinary research institutes (Institute of Energy Futures; Institute of Environment, Health and Societies; Institute of Materials and Manufacturing), addressing 3 dimensions of sustainable development and the synergies and processes that link them within the context of multi- and inter-disciplinary research & innovation. Research Institutes re-align our research activities with the national and international research agenda addressing global challenges, enabling the potential for our research to be recognised on a much wider platform and consolidating critical mass in areas of our research strengths. The Water Sustainability Research Centre (WSRC) at BRUNEL was created in November 2011 with a mission to undertake rigorous and relevant research into interdisciplinary aspects of water sustainability. Main activities include: design, installation and commissioning of wastewater treatment plant from small scale to large systems. The WSRC is a university-wide hub for carrying out internationally recognized research, and actings both a laboratory facility and research space for multi-disciplinary students, particularly future PhD researchers.WSRC's mission is to coordinate world class and leading edge research on water sustainability.