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  • Global Sustainability Institute

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    Global Sustainability Institute

    We're developing practical solutions to the sustainability challenges we all face. We do this by bringing together the information needed to make decisions, with the people capable of taking action.

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  • Policing Institute for the Eastern Region

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    Policing Institute for the Eastern Region

    Our aim is to improve policing practice through research and knowledge exchange. We draw on academic expertise in areas such as leadership, health and social care, technology, crime and public protection.

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  • Positive Ageing Research Institute

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    Positive Ageing Research Institute

    Our newest research institute is addressing the growing challenge of ageing populations, and aiming to help people maintain independence and quality of life.

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  • StoryLab Research Institute

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    StoryLab Research Institute

    We experiment with approaches to storytelling that communicate, educate and empower change across a range of disciplines.

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  • Veterans and Families Institute

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    Veterans and Families Institute

    What's the effect of military life on service personnel and their families? We explore the issues that matter to veterans and their loved ones, and support research and policy development in this important area.

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