About Faculti


The Faculti Streaming Platform gives users instant access to thousands of relevant and up-to-date academic and professional research insights. This continually expanding media library of research news and analysis includes insights from The United Nations, the Federal Reserve, Harvard University, Stanford University, University of Oxford, University of Cambridge and academic and research institutions worldwide.

The Faculti audience is predominantly the higher education, academic and research community, but also associated professional organisations such as financial institutions, policy organisations, think tanks, hospitals and schools. Faculti is an inclusive platform that works with new PhD students through to Nobel Laureates.

*Faculti pronounced exactly the same as the word faculty.

How we select our interviewees

We have a three-pronged approach to covering the 8000 interviews we collaborate with annually. First, we try to cover the most cited research in each subject. Then we try to cover the latest articles in each subject and finally we have our own editorial input in which we follow internal usage data and approach interviewees we believe will be a good fit for the platform audience.

As we have grown we now also partner with academic publishers (Oxford University Press, Princeton Press, NYU Press, Edward Elgar etc) and university presses who directly suggest interviews to be on the platform, and you can see more of those here.

How to stream Faculti

Watch or listen to Faculti on your computer, tablet or smartphone. Enjoy great video and audio streamed insights in high definition and with excellent sound. Each academic year, thousands of new insights are produced from across the world’s leading institutions. Universities support course and online delivery with the Faculti archive, and figures embed their interviews on their homepages and VLE’s.

Guests can watch any Faculti insight for free multiple times and access numerous interviews daily. Register for a free basic membership and get extensive access to selected audio and video. Upgrade to our subject memberships and unlimited access across one subject or the entire platform – as often as you like, on the device of your choice.

Unlike other video platforms that cover research, Faculti does not charge interviewee’s production fees (or any fees) to produce or participate in interviews.

Frequently asked questions on viewing and embedding are here


Founded by a former teacher and inspired by the confirmation of the Higgs Boson particle in 2013, Faculti contacted Professor John Ellis, CERN and Kings College London, about making a short interview of the ground breaking news. The aim was that the interview would be shot as is (without journalistic input or losing its academic weight) rather letting the figures speak for themselves with only minor aesthetic editing. Professor Ellis’ enthusiasm and support led to the first Faculti interview.

In 2016, a conversation with the technical team at University of East London around SSO access sent us towards a more sustainable path and as staffing, technical and production costs increased we asked universities would they be happy with affordable institutional memberships to support these additional costs to deliver the platform. Since 2017 we have offered memberships, in the UK via JISC Collections and internationally through our own Licences and this helps us cover operations and continue to provide the large platform annually.

Faculti has been completely self-financed. As we have grown to cover increased staffing, technical and operational costs, Faculti is now supported by university memberships. There has been no external financing. We are an inclusive platform and do not attach ourselves to any political party.


The Faculti team has produced informative, accessible insights that convey substance without being overbearing. Viewers can be spurred either to find out more or to come away satisfied with a modicum of new, valuable knowledge.

Susan Sugarman, Princeton University

Faculti is great for accessing new, cutting edge content from across the spectrum. It is a brilliant research and knowledge exchange platform and brings key stakeholders together – policymakers, academics, professionals, students and importantly the public for maximum impact.

John Hemming, Member of British Parliament

Faculti is an invaluable resource for students and general members of the public exploring disciplines and issues. They are also important for researchers to share their ideas and thinking with broader audiences, and for universities to showcase their academic staff and research strengths.

Trevor Marchand, Emeritus Professor of Social Anthropology, School of Oriental and African Studies

Faculti creates a deeper understanding of research, including inter-disciplinary studies, because the visual impact is important and  it cross-cuts with other debates making it inter-disciplinary. Students will appreciate the succinct summaries presented and the importance of the subject matter communicated.

Satvinder Juss, Professor of Law at King’s College London, UK and a Barrister-at-Law of Gray’s Inn, London, UK

I teach history, and assign my students chapters from McCormick’s Origins of the European Economy. I found the McCormick video – and we watched it in class in conjunction with the reading.

Laura E. Wangerin, Seton Hall University

I’ll be using Faculti insights as online teaching material with my students

Alpesh Masuria, University West of England, and Executive at the British Education Studies Association

What others have said

Faculti’s videos are professionally made and the participants present their ideas clearly in an unadorned, simple way, largely relying on direct, to camera communication, without any other audiovisual aids. A simple idea, well executed.

British Universities Film and Video Council

“A nice interview (20 minutes) on the paper on US inflation with Ben Bernanke (nice in the sense of giving me time to say things, rather than the typical 2-minute piece on the radio or tv) ”

Olivier Blanchard, former Chief Economist IMF

“Working with Faculti was a pleasure. The videographer was talented and well-informed, and the interview was painless – even pleasant. I have received nothing but compliments about the video”

Jeffry Frieden, Harvard University

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