About us

“Arup has a strong commitment to research. Without it we risk not having the answers to our clients’ most pressing needs, with it we continue to be sought after.”

Terry Hill, Arup Trustee Board

In the 21st century, competitive advantage is all about developing actionable insights that can drive valuable innovation. To achieve this, Arup invests in research that leads to better, more sustainable solutions to the issues our clients face.

Our remit is wide, tackling everything from city masterplanning and transport strategy, to circular economy initiatives and innovative responses to climate change. Research is fundamental to our pursuit of technical excellence and integral to the way we do business. It helps us to respond to the changing needs of our clients and the communities we serve.

With the support of a dedicated research team, Arup delivers ideas that are ready to be put in practice. On this website you’ll find case studies that demonstrate the value of our approach, across an ever-growing range of subjects and issues.

Our researchers work in partnerships with academia and other businesses to bring together the most valuable combinations of disciplines. We believe that open-minded collaboration builds legitimacy, ownership and accountability as we turn problems into potential solutions. If you are interested in becoming our research partner, please send us an email.