Iossie Ng Lei, Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, UCA Epsom

We believe research is fundamental to the pursuit of academic excellence within a specialist university of the arts and that a growing international research culture is central to our subjects' development - to generate, communicate, and transfer knowledge.

The University for the Creative Arts has a vibrant and dynamic research culture. Our staff maintain a high profile at the forefront of their disciplines through exhibitions, publications, conferences, seminars and work with business and the community.

RAE 2008 confirmed our position as one of the top ten largest research communities in art and design. Overall the University's submission demonstrated 65% of research which was recognised internationally (2* and above). In addition, 30% of our submission was categorised as internationally excellent or world-leading.

Our research activities underpin the quality of learning and teaching, fostering an atmosphere of critical enquiry and strengthening our academic profile nationally and internationally. Research activities cover the visual arts, architecture, media and communications, crafts and design.

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