A Yorkshire university is investing £370,000 to create a new multi-disciplinary “crime-busting” research centre. The new Secure Societies Institute (SSI) at the University of Huddersfield will work in fields including forensic science, terrorism, cyber security, child sexual exploitation and ballistics.
“Working across the schools makes the research so much better,” said Professor Armitage. She added that the SSI’s remit would be to conduct high-impact, multi-disciplinary research addressing big challenges facing society. The new institute has been established with financial awards totalling more than £370,000 from the university’s own Research Fund. Now it will draw up bids for research funding from major bodies, including the EU’s Horizon 2020 framework.