University of Hull

University of Hull

Almost everyone in the modern world is touched by the University of Hull on a daily basis.

"Our knowledge is your business."

The first stable liquid crystals were developed in Hull’s chemistry laboratories, a breakthrough which earned the University the Queen’s Award for Technological Achievement and ultimately led to the modern-day displays on smart phones, TVs and computer screens we all now take for granted.

The bone density scanner, which revolutionised the detection of osteoporosis, also emerged from University endeavours in Hull. The University continues to play a leading role in driving business innovation and prosperity. Enterprise derived from its research and expertise remains a frontline commitment.

In December 2008 the Duke of Edinburgh opened the University’s Enterprise Centre, which has gone on to help establish more than 120 new businesses. Business Secretary Dr Vince Cable MP described the special relationships it has formed with the region’s leading entrepreneurs as ‘unique’ and ‘pioneering.’

The University has a proud history as a research-engaged and innovative institution, bringing internationally-relevant expertise to the benefit of its region, where it is a respected ‘anchor’ institution. Its innovative capability is acknowledged; its commitment to playing a full and active role in ensuring economic success for its communities is stronger than ever.

A recent Customer First inspection described its business interface as ‘inspiring.’ It has worked hard in recent years with key partners to create a whole new industry based on the Humber’s geographic importance to the exploitation of offshore wind. Across a breadth of disciplines the University is playing its part. Our knowledge is your business.

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Universities of the North: what we learned

The Universities of North event in Hull proved that universities committed to working collaboratively can deliver huge benefits economically, socially and environmentally.

The Humber sets out ambition to be decarbonisation global leader

Marketing Humber has forged a close working relationship with the University of Hull to pave the way in combating climate change.

The Energy Estuary: shaping the future of offshore wind

A project called Aura, has been established to consolidate the UK’s position as a world leader in the offshore wind sector.

The logistics of creating a success story

The Logistics Institute at the University of Hull is establishing an international reputation as a ‘turn to’ partner of choice and credibility.

Vertual grows into a stunning reality

It began in the high-tech research labs at the University of Hull and is now the world’s leading provider of virtual reality training systems in radiation therapy.

University-Business collaborations developing talent locally

Life at the University of Hull begins at 14 and continues into retirement as part of a business engagement commitment aimed at developing local talent.

Richard Perkins – Experience at Jesmond Engineering Limited

Richard graduated from University of Hull with a Mechanical Engineering degree, he explains how he found his new job role and the steps it took to get there.