The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering is highly interdisciplinary and combines the expertise of civil engineers, environmental engineers, scientists, mathematicians and social scientists. Our world-class research portfolio includes leadership of international multi-institutional research consortia in close collaboration with end-users from industry and government. Research in the Department is split into three broad themes:
we support a wide range of international research collaborations, including recent activity in: Malawi, Kenya, Swaziland, Thailand, Cuba, Brazil, United States and Canada.
The Department also hosts the David Livingstone Centre for Sustainability (DLCS). The centre, which was launched in 2007, integrates teaching, research and knowledge exhange to to facilitate better understanding and engagement among the wide range of academics and practitioners who are tackling the challenges of global sustainability. Further information on the DLCS can be found on its website.
We also contribute to the following research initiatives:
Glasgow Research Partnership in Engineering (GRPE).
The GRPE was funded to promote the multidisciplinary collaboration and world-class joint research facilities between leading research groups in Universities of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Glasgow Caledonian and the University of West of Scotland.
Joint Research Institutes.
The Department contributes to the Joint Research Institute in Environmental, Infrastructure and Transportation Engineering, formed under the GRPE. It is also an active member of the JRI in Mechanics of Materials, Structures, and Bioengineering.
This feasibility study investigates policy and actions to enable Glasgow to become one of Europe's most sustainable cities. This multidisciplinary team of University, Glasgow City Council and external partners examines low-carbon energy potential, transport needs and new telecommunications infrastructure.