Research centres and facilities

The Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities has research groups specialising in a variety of areas, ranging from applied linguistics and advanced architectural design technology to maritime policy and stochastic modelling.

Architecture and built environment

AVATAR Laboratory

Focused on the impact of advanced technology on architectural design.

Sustainable Built Environment Research Group

Supporting the development of a sustainable built environment.

Art, design and media

Digital Arts Research & Enterprise

Contemporary media arts and new kinds of engagement through technological development.

Computing and information systems

Centre for Computer & Computational Science

AI techniques, knowledge management and reasoning systems in real-life application.

Computer Security, Audit, Forensics & Education

Teaching and researching in areas including network, application and operating systems security.


Development and application of digital technologies across the web and other distributed systems.

Greenwich GIScience Research Group (g3)

Leading in computational aspects of GIS and digital mapping.

History, politics and social sciences

Applied Sociology Research Group

Areas include gender, ethnicity, popular culture, social change and global studies.

Greenwich Maritime Centre

Research in maritime history, policy, security and disaster management.

History Research Activity Group

Our strengths lie in naval and maritime history, and in local and regional history.

Law and criminology

Business, Human Rights and the Environment Research Group

Research on the impact of commercial activities & business working methods.

Law & Criminology Research Group

An inter-disciplinary group, undertaking research in areas such as crime and gender.

Literature, language and theatre

Applied Linguistics Research Group

Understanding the acquisition and use of language from theoretical and practical perspectives.

Centre for Applied Research and Outreach in Language Education

Cutting-edge research in language education and language teaching.

Literature and Drama Research Group

Rethinking texts from Shakespeare to today.

Mathematical sciences

Computational Mechanics & Reliability Group

Delivering technologies to predict the performance of complex engineering systems.

Numerical & Applied Mathematics Unit

We provide expertise in research and development work in numerical analysis and scientific computing.

Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis

A world leader in providing computational engineering solutions to complex problems.

Statistics & Operational Research Group

Expertise in areas including stochastic modelling.