University of Brighton

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The University of Brighton (BU) is a community of 20,700 students and 2,700 staff based on five campuses in Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings. The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 confirmed our position as one of the top 60 institutions in the UK in the quality research league tables and ranked us 27 out of 128 universities for our world-leading research impact. Our ambitions are long term and we plan to build on these over the next 10 to 20 years and beyond so that our research can continue to stimulate innovation and test conventional wisdom in the interests of a better and fairer world.

Over the last five years, we have invested £8.8m in research initiatives including a sabbatical scheme now in its 6th year, 80 research studentships, a ‘Rising-Star’s scheme, a Research Leadership Programme, an annual Early Career Researchers conference, and a research capital initiative. The university has been recognised by the EU with an HR Excellence in Research Award which demonstrates the university's commitment to the principles of the Concordat to support the Career Development of Researchers, improving the working conditions and providing career development for research staff.
At the University of Brighton we have strong connections and collaborations within the research arena enabling us to ensure our research makes a profound impact both on people’s lives and on the modern world in which we live. Collaborations – business, academic, community, professional and government – are essential to the advancement and development of new, innovative and ground-breaking research.
BU has internationally recognised, cutting-edge expertise in Digital Humanities, especially in the areas of Digital Preservation of Cultural Heritage, and Digital Archiving. In Digital Preservation, this covers emulation, technical environment registries and preserving complex digital objects such as computer games, digital art and archaeological 3D models / renderings. In Digital Archiving it includes database archiving as well as archiving electronic records systems. In both fields BU has further developed international metadata standards such as PREMIS. In all the above areas, the BU team have worked with national libraries and archives; HEIs and research data centres; in Europe, Australasia and the USA; to undertake fundamental research which they then played a key part in disseminating via training seminars. BU staff have also written HEI course material and will bring all their experience to bear for the Digital Preservation training in the Palestinian HEIs.

BU Team:

Prof. David Anderson
Project Lead

Prof. Janet Delve
Main Coordinator

Francesca Anderson
Pre-Project Manager

Dr. Jaime Kaminski
Researcher

Dr. Andrew Wilson
Researcher