We are delighted to have been named the number 1 Chemistry department in Scotland and number 3 in the UK in the 2021 Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide!
Research led by Dr Matt Baker and colleagues in the chemistry dept has been published in Nature Communications describing a potential new approach for brain cancer screening.
We are ranked 1st in Scotland for Chemistry by the Complete University Guide 2022 and 5th in the UK by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.
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Centre for Doctoral Training in Optical Medical Imaging (OPTIMA)
Strathclyde-GSK Collaborative MPhil/PhD Programme
Centre for Forensic Science
Continuous Manufacturing & Crystallisation (CMAC)
Our department achieved the Athena SWAN Silver Award in 2022. We value diversity and we are fully committed to advancing gender equality in Chemistry.
The Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry's Chemistry Clinic provides opportunities for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) and larger companies to access chemistry facilities or consultancy services, for large or small projects.
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A range of events and initiatives are available, including school visits, tours of the department, help with Advanced Higher investigations, competitions and meetings for teachers.
We are rated #1 in the UK for Forensic Science (2021 Complete University Guide)
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