Cranfield University

Cranfield University

Cranfield University is an exclusively postgraduate university that is a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management.

Our ability to generate and transform innovative knowledge into applied solutions in the real world, places us at the forefront of some of the world’s most cutting-edge developments.

Cranfield is one of the top five research-intensive universities in the UK. Our work informs policy for governments, management best practice and produces new technologies and products for the world of commerce. Global warming, flooding, disease prevention and national security, are just a few areas in which we strive to apply our research and teaching to real problems.

We are the UK’s most business-engaged university; with an extensive knowledge bank and industrial-scale facilities for our clients to tap into. We work with more than 750 businesses and governments around the world, from the smallest owner-managed SMEs to the largest multinational conglomerates such as Airbus, BAE Systems, Civil Aviation Authority, Jaguar Land Rover, Rolls-Royce, Unilever.

Our flexible research approach enables us to provide bespoke solutions, whether they’re small immediate challenges or longer-term business partnerships. Our real-world approach to research offers substantial savings and increased efficiency.

We offer a variety of degree programmes including part-time courses that enable individuals to combine study with their job and responsibilities.

We have one of the largest continuing professional development offerings in UK Higher Education. From customised management development programmes to bespoke technical courses, our executive education attracts over 20,000 delegates annually.

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Mastering the art of virtual post-graduate study with collaboration technology

Dr Toby Thompson on how Cisco collaboration technology has helped Cranfield University deliver the first completely virtual engineering post graduate course.

Meeting future challenges in aerospace

Cranfield University’s newest world-class facility opened this year, the £35 million Aerospace Integration Research Centre (AIRC).

Smart Innovation, Universities and Economic Growth

Vice Chancellor of Cranfield University reflects on the discussion at the recent NCUB Chairs' Breakfast event hosted by Sir John Parker.

Collaborative research vital to long-term food innovation

Group Sustainability and Research Manager at Produce World Group on their successful partnership with Cranfield University.

Mitie teams up with Cranfield School of Management

Mitie, the strategic outsourcing and energy services company, has teamed up with Cranfield School of Management, a world leader in management development and research, to provide its most promising senior operational managers with strategic business education.

Improving the performance of Rolls-Royce aero-engines

Collaborating with businesses and governments around the world lets Cranfield create and transform knowledge to solve problems and improve quality of life.