The University of Stirling has excellent connections with many partners, both local and international.  The University thrives on working with all types of sectors, and our researchers have many diverse types of roles to play in the work carried out with external organisations.

To find out more about how the University can help to meet the objectives of your organisation, contact Research & Innovation Services, where your needs will be assessed and matched to experts who will be able to work with you.

Researchers at the University of Stirling have a long track record of working with Industry and the private sector frequently uses, participates in, and contributes to our research programmes This collaboration can take many forms, from short-term research or consultancy work through to in-depth projects, all of which are of mutual benefit to both Industry and the University.

We work with businesses in many sectors, and certain areas of the University are particularly active in working with Industry:

Through such partnerships we can pool efforts in obtaining funding for joint research and knowledge exchange activities. This funding can come from many sources including schemes such as, SMART, KTP, SCORE, CASE Studentships as well as Research Council funding.

A significant amount of our research is used by public bodies or those dealing with public policy. Our public partners benefit from the impartiality of our research and knowledge exchange work. They also appreciate the knowledge, skills, networks, resources and facilities developed by our researchers.

We work with public agencies throughout the world as partners, investors and users of our research and expertise. These include:

  • Central and regional governments
  • Health services / the National Health Service
  • Local authorities and the Police
  • Environmental, Housing and regeneration agencies
  • Economic development & enterprise organisations
  • Education… and many others

Stirling makes a strong contribution to the development of the public sector workforce, through our mainstream degree programmes and continuing professional development (CPD). If you work in any of the areas mentioned above, or even if you don't, we probably have training to suit you.

Not-for-profit businesses are an important part of Stirling’s research and knowledge exchange activities. Socially-focused organisations often use, participate in, and contribute to our research and expertise.

We work with many different organisations in the voluntary sector, including:

  • Housing Associations and Social care providers
  • Arts groups and Environmental organisations
  • Health research and promotion foundations
  • Children’s charities... and many others

Through such partnerships we can pool efforts to obtain funding for joint research and knowledge exchange activities. We will work together to embrace your passions in our own research by:

  • designing a joint research study
  • offering our consultancy
  • devising a development course for voluntary sector staff

Contact Us

For further information on working with the University of Stirling and the services we have to offer, please contact the Research & Innovation Services

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