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Humanities and Social Sciences, Cornwall


"HaSS Cornwall is a beacon for innovative and ambitious interdisciplinary research and impact. We are enabled in this ground-breaking and experimental agenda by the significant accomplishments in our home disciplines."

Using this disciplinary rootedness as a platform for discovery and curiosity, our researchers seek to better understand issues of global importance – such as climate change and environmental justice, place and identity, conflict and violence, democracy and authoritarianism, and science and technology – through collaboration and partnership both within and beyond the university.

Read more from Professor Catriona Pennell

Professor Catriona Pennell

Director of Research and Impact, HaSS Cornwall

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100% of research assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent for impact (History and Law)

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88%/86% of research assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent (English and Politics)

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Colleagues in HaSS Cornwall led on a significant proportion of the university's world-leading (4*) Impact Case Studies

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Between 18 - 24% increase in world-leading (4*) research across English, History, Law, and Politics*

*REF 2021 compared to REF 2014

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