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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.

Our expertise spans many areas, from health to economics, energy to manufacturing.  

Find out about our work with businesses and organisations and how you can work with us.

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£650 million investment in our campus

Artist's impression of the exterior of the new centre for sport, health & wellbeing

We're transforming our campus over the course of the current decade, investing £650 million to create a first-class working and learning environment for our students and staff. Find out more!

Make the world a better place and realise your dreams - steAAAm it!

Biophotonics Microscope

This year, every Thursday, you can experience a new video from the Science, Technology, Engineering, Architecture, Arts and Mathematics – steAAAm it! campaign - which look at science and technology from universities all over the world who are working to give us the tools to build the future for the next generations and the world.

Gravitational waves detected!

Gravitational waves have been detected 100 years after Einstein's prediction! The waves were observed at two separate LIGO sites in the United States. The discovery ushers in a new era of astronomy. Dr Nicholas Lockerbie tells us more:

What is a gravitational wave?

Gravitational waves carry information about their dramatic origins and about the nature of gravity that cannot otherwise be obtained.

Dr Nicholas Lockerbie, Reader in Department of Physics, tells us more:

Technology & Innovation Centre

Technology & Innovation Centre

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

We're home to one of the biggest space engineering groups in Europe