Our academics aim to positively impact society, organisations and individuals through their world-class research. Sustainability and social responsibility are integral to the research we conduct. We have created a research environment that builds specialist capacity for groundbreaking research.

Research strategy

SUMS has an overarching mission to give priority to research that promotes socially responsible work practices. This research strategy derives its distinctive character by prioritising research that encourages positive societal transformation and sustainable policy outcomes. It embraces a strong commitment to addressing local, national, international, and global challenges, to fostering interdisciplinarity, and to maximising the benefits to society by working closely with policymakers and practitioners.  To deliver our strategic priorities SUMS aims to promote a vibrant, enabling, and inclusive research environment that prizes ambitious and pluralistic intellectual enquiry.