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Research strategy

Research strategy

The University Strategy 2015–2020 sets out the University's ambitions to build on our current strong academic and financial position.

Find out more about our strategic objectives with respect to research and engagement - creating impact for society and the economy.

Research performance indicators

Research income: 5th

We will achieve an average research income per academic that places us in the top 5 of the Russell Group.

Staff holding grants: 65%

At least 65% of staff will hold research funding.

PGR population: 1.9

We will grow our research postgraduate population to achieve a PGR to academic ratio of 1.9 by 2020.

Research output quality: continual improvement

We will support our staff to improve the quality of our research outputs.


Knowledge Exchange & Innovation Strategy 2017-21

Knowledge Exchange & Innovation Strategy 2017-21

Inspiring people, changing the world through engagement, innovation and impact.

This new strategy provides the framework through which we will further the University’s ambition, creating impact for society and the economy through innovative engagement.

Knowledge Exchange & Innovation Strategy 2017-2021

KE & impact performance indicators

Research impact: continual improvement

We will continually increase the number of impact case studies considered to be outstanding in their reach and significance.

Widening participation: 4th

We will maintain our position as having the 4th largest intake of students from widening participation backgrounds in Scotland.

Knowledge exchange: median

We will grow our income from commercial and government sources to the Russell Group median.