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Meerkat Research

Research & innovation

Research and knowledge exchange

Driving positive change through research.

Research carried out by Hartpury University, submitted as part of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 process, has been recognised as ‘world-leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’, placing Hartpury amongst a prestigious group of well-established institutions.

The REF is a UK-wide assessment of the quality of research in universities undertaken by expert review panels and is undertaken on behalf of Government by the funding councils for higher education.

Hartpury submitted research to the Sport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism Unit of Assessment (UoA) reflecting the institution’s commitment to create knowledge in areas including sport and equine that has a positive impact on areas including health, wellbeing, and performance.

Research and knowledge exchange

Research degrees/PhD study

Choose a Hartpury research degree. Be supported by leading academic and industry experts to make a positive difference to the world.

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Research partnerships

Join our international network of academic and industry professionals; they’re dedicated to making a worthwhile contribution to our disciplines.

Japan Partnerships

Research and governance

Our research governance framework ensures the research we undertake is of the highest quality, conducted with integrity and within appropriate ethical frameworks.

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Communities of practice

Our communities of practice connect research, curriculum and industry practice - like-minded individuals can come together to make great ideas happen, extending the value and impact of our work.

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Industry experts

Our reputation in our specialist industries attracts expertise from across the globe. Discover more about specific teaching staff on our PURE Research management hub.

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Commercial partnerships

If you're interested in working with us through our commercial businesses or creating a partnership, there are plenty of opportunities available.

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Project case studies

Discover more about Hartpury's research.

PG Animal Canine Hydrotherapy Research