At the heart of the University is its world leading research. In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise, 50% of our research output was rated at a World Leading or Internationally Excellent standard. In terms of Research Power calculations, Strathclyde ranks 4th in Scotland and 31st in the UK.
Industrial relevance is a defining characteristic of the University. Our research activity across all faculties, but particularly in our areas of strategic importance – engineering, science, business and social sciences - has made us a UK leader in working with business and industry.
We strive to help companies innovate new technologies and services, as well as working to increase opportunities for both established businesses and new start-ups to benefit from our knowledge, expertise and advice. We are committed to investing in people and developing research scholarships, secondments and placements that share our learning with others and enhance opportunities for our staff and students.
Key achievements :
- Our Engineering faculty is largest and best rated in Scotland in terms of research power and is rated in the top five in the UK for some of its disciplines.
- Our Business School has attained international leadership. Currently ranked number one in Scotland and 7th in the UK by the UK’s Research Assessment Exercise 2008, with over 65% of output judged to be world leading or internationally excellent.
- The development of the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences has created a major platform to achieve greater impact on the international research stage.
- Our Law School and English Studies department are performing at high levels of output and Education is a national leader.