Bringing together the UK's top audio research groups to develop the next generation of broadcast technology.

What we're doing

The BBC Audio Research Partnership was launched in July 2011 as a way of bringing together some of the world's best researchers to work on exciting new audio technology. It brings together the UK's top audio research laboratories from University of Surrey, University of Salford, Queen Mary University of London, University of Southampton, University of York and BBC R&D.

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Why it matters

By combining efforts, the partnership can tackle some of the biggest challenges in audio, including spatial audio, blind source separation and music navigation. With long-term funding commitments in place, all that remains to do is deliver the next revolution in audio broadcast.


There are currently three PhD projects and one collaborative project running as part of the Audio Research Partnership initiative.

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