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RESEARCH
THAT MAKES A
DIFFERENCE

At the University of Stirling, our researchers are truly making a difference. We’re leading the fight against tobacco-related harm, feeding communities through sustainable aquaculture research and working to improve the lives of people with dementia. Our research is conducted to the highest standards of quality and integrity, allowing us to support and improve life across the world.

Research themes

Our research is encompassed within three overarching themes: Cultures, Communities and Society; Global Security and Resilience; and Living Well.

Research programmes

Alongside our overarching themes, our research programmes further highlight our broad areas of expertise in 12 distinct areas. See what we're working on. 

Faculties

Staff in our five academic faculties are the starting point and driving force behind the research taking place at the University of Stirling.

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The Daily Mile

Our research showed that a simple local solution could improve the fitness of school pupils. Now 10,000+ schools have adopted The Daily Mile approach.

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Aquaculture research

Our Institute of Aquaculture's priorities reflect a global interest in understanding how aquaculture can support the rapidly increasing human population without depleting wild-fish stocks.

News

New research finds that Shetland had its own ice sheet

New research finds that Shetland had its own ice sheet

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The Conversation

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Terror and Wonder

Find out how our research helped to shape the world's largest ever public exhibition of the Gothic at the British Library.

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Healthy Ageing in Scotland

We undertook the first comprehensive study of over 50s in Scotland that gathers information on their health, economic circumstances and social wellbeing.

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Dementia and ageing research

We find innovative solutions to the challenges of ageing and dementia that are enabling older people to live independent lives, for longer.

Most popular papers

Read and download our most popular research papers. You can also explore the entire catalogue of University of Stirling publications.

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