ResearchResearch culture & environment

Strathclyde is committed to creating and sustaining a supportive research and innovation environment.  We aim to drive cultural change and impact through stimulating collaboration with internal and external partners, and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion across the Strathclyde community. Further information on Strathclyde’s Research Environment is provided below.

Current Strathclyde staff can learn more about our ongoing activities to support our research environment on the RKES Portal (internal link only). 

Supporting & developing academic professional staff

Strathclyde has developed a number of activities and initiatives that are focused on supporting and developing our staff and students, including:

Research governance, integrity & ethics

Strathclyde is committed to delivering world-leading research in accordance with the highest standards of research excellence and integrity. This is supported via clear policies, guidance and training, which can be accessed via the links below.

Facilities & Equipment

To be at the cutting edge of research requires an array of state-of-the-art equipment. Conveniently based in Glasgow city centre, Strathclyde has extensive analysis facilities which, when not in use for our own research purposes, can be hired by businesses as an economical way to further development of new products and services.

As a university keen to collaborate with industry, we also have a number of staff dedicated to assisting you explore collaboration opportunities and access to facilities, as well as potential funding streams.

Research Excellence Framework

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the current assessment of research quality in UK Higher Education Institutions. In the latest REF exercise, almost 90% of research produced by the University of Strathclyde was rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally-excellent’. In a reflection of Strathclyde as ‘the place of useful learning’, the University’s impact and research environment has been recognised as particularly strong.

Partnerships & Enterprise

Working with entrepreneurs, academics and external business partners, our aim is to support the formation and growth of commercial opportunities and to facilitate new partnerships between these communities.

Knowledge Exchange & Impact

Knowledge Exchange at Strathclyde encompasses a wide range of activity bringing together academic staff, external partners and communities to benefit from our combined research and expertise.

We strive to produce excellent research that has benefits to society through economic, social, environmental, and political impact, and support many aspects of the research environment to enable and promote the creation of that impact.