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To catalyse development-related synergies across the Norwich research campus, working together for excellent research and global public good.


  • Research – to undertake interdisciplinary research to improve our knowledge of key sustainable development issues;
  • Innovation – to apply that knowledge to development products, services, programmes and policies;
  • Capacity building – to build research and innovation capacity in the developing world;
  • Training – to provide an outstanding interdisciplinary training environment for the next generation of globally-aware researchers;
  • outreach – to engage the public and policy-makers with our activities and outputs.

Areas of expertise

A multidisciplinary hub

Based on the Norwich Research Park, the NISD unites the John Innes Centre, University of East Anglia, Earlham Institute, The Sainsburys Laboratory and Quadram Institute in a combined centre of cross disciplinary expertise.   

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