The School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society undertakes high-quality, high-impact research in a number of diverse areas.

Our research and knowledge exchange activities span a range of diverse disciplines and we secure significant funding from a wide variety of sources including UK research councils, EU, governments, industry and professional bodies. With at least 90% of our overall research activity in General Engineering and 70% of our overall research activity in Architecture, Built Environment and Planning confirmed as world-leading or internationally excellent in the UK's Research Excellence Framework (REF) of 2014, the School holds a strong position both in the UK and internationally.

Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design

Our Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design is at the forefront in architectural engineering, construction management, water and drainage engineering as well as planning.

Institute for Infrastructure and Environment

Our Institute for Infrastructure and Environment aims to be world leading in civil engineering. It delivers excellence in specialist areas of high impact research and postgraduate teaching.

Institute for Social Policy, Housing, Equalities Research

Our Institute for Social Policy, Housing, Equalities Research is among the UK’s top social and urban policy research centres with a quarter of research outputs classed as ‘world leading’ in the 2008 RAE.

Institute of Life and Earth Sciences

The Institute of Life and Earth Sciences undertakes multidisciplinary research in the areas of Environment, Health and Food Science and also at the International Centre for Island Technology (ICIT).

Institute of Petroleum Engineering

Research activity within IPE has traditionally spanned across the complete spectrum from exploration, through reservoir appraisal and development, to production technology.

The Urban Institute

The Urban Institute (TUI) brings together a number of related disciplines including urban planning, real estate and urban design. We work collaboratively with social scientists across Heriot Watt and the University of Edinburgh.