Our research office works closely with staff and students to develop and promote exciting new research projects across the college. We have strong links with other institutions and industry partners in the UK and across the globe.

Our strategic priorities include:

  • Growing Ravensbourne’s research culture
  • Encouraging creative interdisciplinary activity
  • Merging theory and practice-based research
  • Working with technology and culture

Particular areas of innovation include:

  • Augmented and Virtual Reality for learning
  • Smart Cities and urban design
  • New filming and narrative technologies
  • Wearable technology
  • Novel materials and production techniques

The research office is actively developing the research environment at Ravensbourne in preparation for university status and submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) of 2020. We support and coordinate research projects from our academic staff and also mentor them in the ways and means of creating successful funding bids with strong outcomes and impact.

The research office staff are also engaged in our own research and we develop this in parallel to our other activities. We are keen to continue nurturing research-curious staff and broadening the scope of research, teaching and learning for staff and students. The Research Office engages with external organisations including other research partners, international institutions, local and national agencies and our colleagues in numerous universities. In pursuit of this we have hosted public-facing events including a successful VR conference, Creative Tech Week, the Lumen Prize and Rave Lates; and participated in events with external organisations.