Research with Impact
At the University of Lincoln, we believe our research should contribute to solving real-world problems and that the best way to ensure that is to work with partners outside the University. Our long experience is that working alongside others in “co-creation” of knowledge leads to better research, and by cooperating with regional and international partners we can both contribute to developing our local economy and community, and to addressing pressing global challenges.
Many examples of the impact of our research are showcased in our submission to the Research Excellence Framework 2021, covering 22 widely different subject areas, and demonstrating the breadth of our impact across many aspects of society, culture, the environment, the economy, and beyond. These case studies offer a glimpse into the wealth of ingenuity and imagination of the academic researchers working across our Colleges and Research Centres, and their commitment and dedication to achieving genuine and meaningful social change.
Mobile Arts for Peace
Thanks to a project exploring how disciplines like dance, drama, and music can empower young people to be a driving force for peacebuilding, the arts are now having a significant impact on communities across Rwanda.
Led by Professor Ananda Breed from the University of Lincoln’s School of Fine and Performing Arts, Mobile Arts for Peace (MAP) works with young people to use the arts as a way to share their experiences and communicate their own ideas for peacebuilding and conflict prevention within their own communities.
Saving Alexandria: When Old Meets New
Alexandria – a historic Egyptian city founded by Alexander the Great and once considered the jewel of the Mediterranean – has for the past half century been facing ongoing decay. A struggle between its symbolic Euro-Mediterranean heritage and distinctive spirit of place and conflicting economic and political agendas has resulted in the crumbling of its inspiring architecture as well as its vibrant culture.
Recently however, leading international architect, Dr Amira Elnokaly has been dedicating her work to revitalising and regenerating the city she once called home.
Stabilising the National Grid
Reducing the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere is one of the key objectives for mitigating the global impact of climate change. Researchers and engineers at the University of Lincoln have built an imitation supermarket in a bid to tackle the impact of mass refrigeration on the UK's carbon footprint and support our strained National Grid.
The Refrigeration Research Centre (RRC) is the first facility of its kind in the world. Harnessing cutting edge technology, it precisely models the essential dynamics of a typical supermarket.