Based in the heart of Sheffield's Cultural Industries Quarter, the Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute (C3RI) makes connections between the research traditions of art, design, media production, communication studies, computing and engineering.

The institute is Sheffield Hallam University's largest and highest rated community of researchers; a large majority of 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. It 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

You can read more about the projects they undertake here.


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