Through world-leading research and academic expertise, the University of Hull aims to build a fairer, brighter future for all. Our research and innovative approach are creating real impact across our communities, better preparing the region for rising flood risks and setting an example for the UK and the rest of the world.
We work with SMEs and community-sector organisations, in the Humber Region and beyond, to help them innovate services and products, as well as improve their own flood resilience. Our Technology Research Managers work directly with businesses to develop tailor-made Innovation Support Packages worth up to £20,000.
Find out more about how we’ve helped organisations develop new products, move into new markets and improve their flood resilience. Explore a selection of the specific projects we’ve developed through the Case Studies section of our website.
The Flood Innovation Centre brings together industry contacts, exceptional academic research and cutting-edge equipment to enable businesses with big ideas to transform their goals into a reality and to help our communities become better prepared for rising flood risks.
But our work doesn’t stop there.
Through education and knowledge exchange, we’re building a better-informed workforce, innovating new ideas, strengthening the economy and safeguarding our region’s future.
In collaboration with global research teams and the University of Hull, we’re undertaking cutting-edge research of international significance, helping us gain an improved understanding of floods, flood processes and society’s response to floods.
This project explores the evolution of flood risk in the Mekong Delta in Vietnam. An area of low-lying land that is home to 18 million people which is slowly drowning as sea levels rise and extreme river floods worsen.
Strengthening resilience and ensuring the younger generation is equipped to deal with the impacts of climate change, the University of Hull has been working closely with communities in Vietnam, in particular with young people, to help them better understand climate change and its consequences.
With almost £300,000 of funding secured, the project challenges Vietnamese students to come up with imaginative ways to mitigate the impact of climate change and flooding in the Red River region.
Empowering people and their communities, we’re working alongside Humberside Fire and Rescue to deliver the first-ever national flood-resilience centre, Ark, which will set new standards in flood resilience nationally and internationally.
Ark will make a major contribution to the UK’s status as a global leader in flood resilience by using its resources to support community resilience through practical programmes and courses. The project aims to raise awareness and establish a nation of climate champions who understand risk and what to do about it.
Working closely with the Living with Water partnership, we’re addressing the flood risks in Hull and the Humber to deliver solutions that enable the region to become better prepared.
As a vulnerable, flood-prone region, the University of Hull’s Energy and Environment Institute has been conducting invaluable research to help build a picture of the city’s current resilience to flooding. This will inform future research and will be used by the local councils when developing their flood-management strategy.
As part of the Energy and Environment Institute, the Earth Arcade creates and uses inspiring interactive games to help train the public, practitioners and decision-makers in building flood and environmental resilience.
Acting as powerful educational tools, the games are available online and are often used in outreach, helping to disseminate environmental research at all levels.
With hopes to shine a light on the devastating impact climate change is having on our planet, the University of Hull is supporting the National Youth Theatre to bring climate change to the big stage in an epic new production called MELT.
Building knowledge within communities, leading climate scientists – alongside experts in human geography, performing arts and other specialists – will work with creative talent from the National Youth Theatre to bring the show to life.
The Flood Innovation Centre is encouraging enhanced research and development in flood resilience by working with the University of Hull to provide a specialist postgraduate course in Flood Risk Management.
The MSc builds on the University’s unparalleled knowledge around the drivers and impacts of flood hazards to understand the application of innovative new approaches to flood-risk management; equipping students for a career in the expanding flood-risk sector.
As an innovation centre, we have a dedicated researcher, Dr Kate Smith, who will support your individual project if required. Backed by the Environment and Energy Institute, led by Professor Dan Parsons, you’ll have access to an exceptional team of academics who are leading efforts to tackle global environmental resilience and energy sustainability.