Research Projects

The Unbundled University: Researching emerging models in an unequal landscape

PI: Prof Neil Morris, Co-I: Dr Bronwen Swinnerton

Funded by ESRC & NRF; 26 months

A joint project with the University of Cape Town, South Africa, exploring the ways in which higher education systems are being re-organised in an increasingly global education market place, mainly by disaggregating (unbundling) curricula and using digital technologies strategically to distribute provision across several individual more cost-effective components.

Gaming Horizons: Alternative framings for a new role of gaming in education and society

Funded by EU H2020; 14 months

With partners in Netherlands and Italy, this project aimed to critically challenge and expand the international research and development agenda around game-based learning and gamification.

EMoTICON Network

Co-I: Dr Aisha Walker

Funded by ESRC

Led by Professor Michael Wilson (University of Loughborough), this network links five projects exploring aspects of empathy and trust in online communication.

NETTUN : New Technologies for Tunnelling and Underground Works

Co-I: Dr Vania Dimitrova

Funded by EU NNP FP7; Sept 2012 – Feb 2017

Involving 21 partners from universities and rail companies across Europe, this project is involved in developing knowledge-enriched methods to support tunnel maintenance decision making, in close collaboration with SNCF, France.