Our research activity is driven by delivering real results with far-reaching impact.

The REF 2014 ranked us 1st in Scotland and 9th university in the UK for research impact.

Our interdiscplinary research spans engineering and energy, physical, social and life sciences, business and design, in areas as diverse as photonics to carbon capture to homelessness.

Example case studies in the categories of Industry and Innovation, Policy and Public Engagement, Health and Environment give a snapshot of our recent research and our Research Gateway gives access to the full database of our research outputs and activity.

Industry and innovation

Our partnerships and alliances with industry are the routes to successful enterprise creation and knowledge transfer.

Health and environment

See the impact our research has on issues surrounding personal well-being and ecological issues and how this improves everyday life.

Policy and public engagement

Learn how our research influences public policy and how our activities create knowledge for the benefit of society.