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Our research

Research is of central importance in everything we do. It informs our teaching and helps us to make a difference to business, industry and society as a whole. 

Our Technology & Innovation Centre is transforming the way that we work with our partners. Strathclyde's advances in research output and quality have been significant.

We're now among the 20 top research intensive universities in the UK. Our research helps us to stand out from the crowd.

The latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) shows that we have leapt 14 places nationally. Our Principal, Professor Sir Jim McDonald, said:

The REF results show we have both breadth and depth in our research and that we are playing an important role in the research landscape of the UK at the highest international quality levels.

To have the number one physics department in the UK is a stunning outcome and it shows that our strategic investment in key areas is paying dividends. We also have top 10 results in a number of major disciplines and our Business School is one of the best in the UK.

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Technology & Innovation Centre

Technology & Innovation Centre

Our new Technology & Innovation Centre is transforming the way academia and industry work together.

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) advances research excellence

We have developed an innovative framework that enables GSK employees to work towards a higher research degree through their work-based research projects.

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