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Research at Birkbeck

Discover our research: World Prison Population List 2016

More than 10.35 million people are in prison around the world, a new report from Birkbeck's Institute for Criminal Policy Research has revealed.

Discover our research: Remembering the Holocaust

To mark Holocaust Memorial Day, we have dipped into the college’s audio archives to listen to Professor Nikolaus Wachsmann describe his research findings on SS camps before the war.

Discover our research: Uncovering the infection mechanism of bacteria

Biologists are finding novel ways to stem the spread of sexually transmitted infections, such as this study into the infectious mechanisms of Chlamydia. This could lead to news ways of battling a wide variety of bacteria.

Discover our research: Scrutinising CEO pay

New research from Birkbeck’s Department of Organizational Psychology explores the gap between society’s ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’ from the perspective of soaring chief executive officer salaries, and its impact on employee morale.

Discover our research: Meet the academics: Professor Anthony Bale

In the first post of 2016, we hear from the Department of English and Humanities’ Professor Anthony Bale, who offers an insight into his fascinating research on the relationship between emotions and landscape in the medieval Holy Land.

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Research with impact

Birkbeck is one of the world’s leading research-intensive institutions. Our scholarship informs public policy, achieves scientific advances, supports the economy, promotes culture and the arts, and makes a positive difference to society.

Read about the Research Excellence Framework, which evaluates the quality of research in UK universities, and about our REF 2014 results.

Arts, history and culture

Arts, history and culture

Arts, history and culture Exciting research that enriches our experience of the world
Learning, education and development

Learning, education and development

Learning, education and development Informing policy on education right through the life span
Conservation and heritage

Conservation and heritage

Conservation and heritage Ground-breaking applied technologies that are future-proofing our heritage
Politics, society and the law

Politics, society and the law

Politics, society and the law Research that tackles the big issues and ‘real world’ questions
Science and biomedicine

Science and biomedicine

Science and biomedicine Helping to identify fundamental biological and physical structures
Work and the economy

Work and the economy

Work and the economy Offering insights and expertise to inform business and contribute to economic success
Our Schools

Our Schools and research centres

Birkbeck’s five academic Schools and more than 40 specialist research centres work with government, business and educational and scientific institutions globally to extend the boundaries of knowledge.

School of Arts

School of Arts

School of Arts Innovative and interdisciplinary research across a wide area of the arts and humanities
School of Business, Economics and Informatics

School of Business, Economics and Informatics

School of Business, Economics and Informatics The pursuit of innovative research lies at the heart of our activities
School of Law

School of Law

School of Law Committed to the critical study of law and institutions of justice
School of Science

School of Science

School of Science Staff are engaged in an array of ground-breaking, world-class research
School of Social Science, History and Philosophy

School of Social Science, History and Philosophy

School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy Our School is at the forefront of research in the humanities and social sciences
Our research centres

Research centres/institutes

Research centres Conducting world-class research across the disciplines