Eight Scottish Universities have come together to form a research alliance in physics:
- Heriot Watt University
- University of Aberdeen
- University of Dundee
- University of Edinburgh
- University of Glasgow
- University of St Andrews
- University of Strathclyde
- University of the West of Scotland
The aim is to place Scotland at the forefront of research in physics through an agreed national strategy, an inter-institutional management structure, and coordinated promotion and pursuit of excellence.
Adopting a coherent approach to staffing strategy, research training, research initiatives and funding opportunities, SUPA will pool and enhance Scotland's strongest physics research areas. It will develop as a world leader in physics, creating the largest group of physics researchers in the UK. It's also intended as a single 'front door' for potential staff, sponsors, and industrial collaborators.