Computing - part of something bigger


Local roots Global ambitions

When you start a computing-based degree with Salford, you are also joining a community making a difference in industry, our local region and in our wider society.

Many of our academics and technicians who support your course are also delivering collaborative, interdisciplinary, high-impact work in a range of local and global issues and challenges.

Read on and discover how you are part of something bigger.


Industry Collaboration Advancing Greater Manchester

As a civic university at the heart of Greater Manchester, we're passionate about making our region a sustainable, inclusive and progressive place for everyone.

Our shift into a digital world is bringing new challenges to local businesses, many of whom are without the knowledge and infrastructure to sustain stability and growth. 

The GM Cyber Foundry and the GM AI Foundry are two regional  initiatives where Salford is a partner providing support to help local and regional businesses based in Greater Manchester prepare for a digital future.

GM Cyber Foundry

GM Cyber Foundry

Businesses are facing new challenges in the evolving shift to a digital world. The Greater Manchester Cyber Foundry is a programme designed to help SMEs with cyber challenges in business growth, stability and security.

Learn more about the GM Cyber Foundry

GM AI Foundry

GM AI Foundry

Artificial intelligence is revolutionising the way industries operate. This research and innovation project aims to support SMEs in Greater Manchester in using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to enhance or develop new products and services.

Learn more about the GM AI Foundry


Making an Impact Informatics Research Centre

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Our Informatics Research Centre builds on the research history, success and achievements in computer science and information systems developed by Salford over the last four decades.

Evolving around data and information in all their types and usages, our Centre focuses on all phases and processes, from data pre-processing to engineering and visualisation. 

The techniques and systems developed have a wide range of applications, including the digitisation of historical documents, medical diagnosis, semantic tagging, segmentation of types of viewers and their behaviours, text mining and retrieval and data visualisation.


    Case study: Transforming manufacturing with software engineering

    Universities are integral to advancing our understanding of the world around us.  At Salford, we're proud to have an Informatics Research Centre that is leading vital research into how we can build new knowledge. Using software products to improve a manufacturing plant operations is just one example of how we do this.

    Watch our REF21 summary video to learn more about this research project.