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Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre

The Arts, Media and Communications Centre bring research into arts, humanities and social sciences together. With over 100 post-graduate students it is the largest research centre within the university, with the centre focusing on domestic and international contemporary collaborative work. Recently having established the Salford International Innovation Studio at MediaCityUK this further brings together research staff, artists, designers and other creative practitioners.

The research conducted is often in anticipation of and influenced by the needs of our media industry neighbours such as ITV, BBC and Dock 10 working on developing high impact technologies. Our research also helps the lives of people in the community, for example our ‘Design against Crime’ research project which has helped to transform the design of our cities to ensure they are safer and better suited for our communities.

Latest news

Thu 25 Aug 2016

Salford historian awarded Distinguished Visiting Professorship at Chinese university
The School of Arts and Media strengthens its Chinese partnerships once again with the news that Professor Alaric Searle, Chair in Modern European History, has been awarded a Distinguished Visiting Professorship at Nankai University. The Professorship will last for three years and Professor Searle will visit Nankai for two months each year. During these stays, he will […]

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Tue 9 Aug 2016

The Impact Environment: REFlections on the Stern Review (Part 1)
By Dr Chris Hewson, Impact Coordinator Upon its release last Thursday, the Twittersphere became the locus for a series of overlapping debates on Lord Nicholas Stern’s Review of the REF (see:#SternReview) [i]. This was heartening, chiming with my previous post ‘We need to talk about research impact (again)’ on the need for ‘robust discussions’; a […]

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Mon 18 Jul 2016

We need to talk about research impact (again)
Original post  University of Salford’s Impact Coordinator – Chris Hewson discusses why we need to talk about research impact: Over the last eighteen months, much has been written and said about impact, and how Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) can effectively, and efficiently, place themselves on a secure footing in preparation for the next Research Excellence […]

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Tue 5 Jul 2016

“In the Making” – a Digital Revolution?
A major conference exploring disability and digital fabrication recently took place in the Digital Performance Lab at the University of Salford’s MediaCityUK campus. Over 50 delegates representing service users, technical experts, policy makers and leading charities came together to discuss the potential of digital fabrication to support economic, physical and mental well-being.  The free one-day […]

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Tue 5 Jul 2016

‘Just remember this – in this country they drive on the wrong side of the road’: why we should have expected the referendum result
A week on from the referendum its time to take stock and grapple with a key question: Why was the referendum result such a surprise? Professor Karl Dayson, University of Salford, discusses: Previous referendums around the world tend to drift back to status quo so most experts anticipated a Remain win (guilty as charged here). When […]

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Mon 27 Jun 2016

Salford experts respond to Brexit announcement
Dr Cristina Chiva, Lecturer in EU Politics, said: “So far, European leaders have been holding their cards very close to their chest, urging calm and saying very little about what will happen next. “Silence should not be mistaken for weakness, though. Brexit is an existential threat to the Union, which is why, in the weeks that […]

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