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The Cultural, Communication and Computing Research Institute C3RI is Sheffield Hallam University's largest and highest rated community of researchers; a large majority of our work was recognised in the 2014 UK Research Excellence Framework (REF) as being world leading and internationally significant.

The C3RI is all about making connections - bringing together specialisms in art, design, media production, communication studies, computing and engineering into the University's largest community of researchers.

The Institute includes two Research Centres, the Art and Design Research Centre and the Communication and Computing Research Centre

The C3RI provides a business focussed consultancy and research service in communications and computing to businesses through our dedicated Knowledge Transfer team.

The C3RI is also home to Design Futures, a discrete unit within C3RI delivering packaging and product design research to industry. Design Futures has a proven track record as innovators being cited as inventors or contributors to a portfolio of intellectual property, it has accrued a number of design awards. Design Futures contributes significantly to the research delivery of the institute. 

Core specialist research clusters with the institute include Lab4Living and CENTRIC

The C3RI is housed in the landmark Cantor building, which is also home to Sheffield Institute of Arts Gallery. The gallery has an exciting programme of events and exhibitions running throughout the year.

For further information on our research activities and events, please visit the C3RI Impact Blog.

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