Research expertise

The results of the University’s performance in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) are outstanding, with Stirling enhancing its position as one of the top research-led universities in the UK. Stirling has moved up to 6th place in Scotland and 45th in the UK.

View our full list of Research Areas and
Specific Research Activity.

Research at Stirling

Here at Stirling, our energetic research community conducts quality research relevant to society's needs.  In this way, we make a vital contribution to life in Scotland and beyond.

We maintain exceptional quality standards in all our research activity and will continue to support and improve life in Scotland, and the world, through our research. Find out more about our research.

Partners in research

We understand that success in research cannot be achieved on our own, so collaboration and partnerships of all kinds are extremely important to us. Whether you’re based in Scotland, the UK, or anywhere in the world, we can work together to improve business and improve lives. To find out more about working in collaboration with the University of Stirling, please see the Research and Business section.

Supporting our researchers

The Research and Enterprise Office (REO) and Academic Faculties are dedicated to supporting the research community here at Stirling.

Stirling offers a lively research community and postgraduate research students thrive in the supportive environment offered by the Stirling Graduate  School (SGS). To find out more, see our Postgraduate Information section.

If you are a prospective postgraduate student and want to find out more about studying at Stirling, please visit the Postgraduate Study section of the University site.

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