Research

As Scotland’s top modern university by research power, we respond to real-world challenges by devising and carrying out cutting-edge research that shapes society, influences government policy and makes a far-reaching difference to people’s lives.

Our unique focus is on addressing the Sustainable Development Goals – issued by the United Nations in 2015 to “end poverty, ensure prosperity for all and protect the planet” by 2030.

Our researchers address the Goals via three societal challenges - Inclusive Societies, Healthy Lives and Sustainable Environments - reflecting the strengths of all of our campuses, our Schools and Research Centres.

In addition, we are ensuring we enrich our research environment as a sector leader in the numbers of our female professors. Forty per cent of our professors are women, compared to just 25 per cent nationally.

Here are just some of the agenda-setting projects we’ve been working on this year: