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Acoustics Research Centre
Salford University has been carrying out acoustics research since 1965. Research is funded by research councils, government bodies, and industry. Our research has fed into products that companies make and sell Worldwide, as well as regulations and standards used in the UK, Europe and Beyond. We also carry out much public engagement - getting more people aware and interested in acoustic science and engineering. We have a thriving and growing postgraduate research community.
Key areas include building and architectural acoustics, environmental noise, soundscapes, outdoor sound propagation, remote acoustic sensing of metrological conditions, human response to sound and vibration, audio signal processing and transducer design.
BBC Audio Research Partnership
Salford is a lead partner in the BBC Audio Research Partnership working closely with BBC R&D north lab at MediaCityUK. This is a five-year Research and Development initiative advancing acoustics and audio research for broadcast.
The Acoustics Research Centre's world leading research was recognised by the
latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008). The Centre was submitted to
"Architecture and Built Environment", along with colleagues from other
groups at Salford. The architecture and the build environment research was rated
as the best in the country, with 90% of our research graded at international
standard and 25% at world-leading standard. The University finished top in Research
Power table (page 2) for Architecture & the Built Environment. The Acoustics
Research Centre was particularly pleased to double the number of staff submitted
to RAE 2008 compared to RAE 2001.
The University Vice-Chancellor Professor Michael Harloe said: "Salford has always been strong in architecture and built environment research, and recognition of the international standard of our work is particularly pleasing ... The research excellence we have shown will not only benefit the University's [income], but also has a direct impact on the students who are taught by world-class lecturers."