Research at Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University’s commitment to the common good is realised in applied research which addresses three major societal challenges, enabling communities in the UK and internationally to build inclusive societies and live healthy lives in sustainable environments.

GCU's position as a world-class research institution has been reaffirmed by the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) results.

Overall, the University is ranked in the top 20 in the UK for allied health research at world-leading and internationally excellent standards. 

Almost two-thirds of GCU’s social work and social policy submission was rated world-leading and internationally excellent, with 80% of impact in this area rated at world-class levels.

GCU research in the built environment also performed strongly overall in the UK, with impact in this area rated as top 20 in the UK combining world-leading and internationally excellent research submissions.

Healthy Lives

GCU’s research to support healthy lives spans public health and long-term conditions.

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Inclusive Societies

To help our communities build inclusive societies, our work includes social innovation and equalities and justice research.

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Sustainable Environments

To best meet the societal challenge of providing sustainable environments, our research focuses on urban environments and efficient systems.

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