About us

Our overarching mission is to be an internationally-recognised centre of academic excellence which also makes significant contributions to better regulation and governance across a range of fields.


  • To conduct and disseminate high-quality research.
  • To stimulate and co-ordinate collaboration, acting as a hub for research networks and partnerships at regional, national and international levels.
  • To engage with relevant policymakers and practitioners to inform the development of regulatory strategies and action which can enhance human, economic and environmental security.
  • To develop and deliver undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD programmes.

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