Research is a priority in the Faculty of Science. It has the largest number of research students in the University. Multi-million pound funding from research councils, the EU, NHS, charities and industry ensures that our research is relevant and of national and international importance.
Our research students and workers have access to cutting edge, specialist facilities.
Research activity spans pure and applied sciences with a major input into the research 'pooling' initiatives across Scotland, including:
- WestCHEM (for chemistry)
- Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA)
- Scottish Universities Life Sciences Alliance
- Scottish Institute for Policing Research (which involves our Centre for Forensic Science)
- Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA)
The positive research environment at Strathclyde attracts top researchers from across the globe. Dr Dimitrios Lamprou, a lecturer in the Strathclyde Institute for Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences was influenced by this.
Having been a Research Fellow at Strathclyde for 3 years, when considering the lectureships offers I had from 3 leading Universities in UK and offers abroad, I chose Strathclyde. This was due to the amazing research environment and the help and support from University staff, among many other things.
Research in the Faculty of Science is conducted across all our academic departments and also in specialised research units.