Research at RGU

The focus at Robert Gordon University is on applied research. An integral part of our purpose is to build a research base of staff and students who undertake highly relevant leading-edge research that advances knowledge and provides tangible benefits to the wider economy and society.

RGU has world class researchers in allied health professions, computer science, engineering, architecture, accounting and finance, business and management, library and information management, and art and design.

Research Institutes

Providing the focus for delivery of research and knowledge transfer and to further develop the excellent research that was identified in RAE2008.

Each research institute hosts a graduate school to engender a supportive research community, providing an environment conducive to high quality student experience and achievement.


Research Themes

Membership of the Institutes crosses the boundaries with each institute being thematic, rather than discipline based, carrying out research which is relevant to the wider community.

Business & Enterprise

Governance &    Society

Information & Communication

Business & Enterprise Governance & <br>Society Information & Communication

Covers the energy and tourism sectors as well as innovation and entrepreneurship.

Research at local, national and international level into governance and society.

The use and impact of information and knowledge, emphasising user perspectives.




Environmental & Occupational Health

Psychosocial & Mental Health

Cardiovascular & Metabolic Health

Environmental & Occupational Health

 Neurological  &   Mental   Health

Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disease

Identifying challenges and developing solutions for environmental and workplace-associated health.

Multidisciplinary research informing evidence-based policy and applied clinical practice

Translating understanding of disease pathology into new diagnostic,  therapeutic and clinical approaches




Creativity, Design & Innovation

Digital Technologies

Energy, Environment & Sustainability

Creativity, Design & Innovation

Digital Technologies

Energy, Environment & Sustainability

Practice-led research in Art & Design and Architecture & Built Environment.

Leading-edge applied research in computing that is highly relevant to industry and the wider public.

Cross-disciplinary research covering Engineering and Environmental Science.

Study for a Research Degree

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    Alan Dunlop chaired the final of the Institute of Ideas Debating Matters competition which will air on STV this weekend.  

Forthcoming events

A selection of the University's forthcoming events.
  1. 23, May, 2014 MBA Leadership Week 2014

    MBA Leadership Week brings together our entire MBA programme cohort for an intensive combination of academic and practical workshops at Aberdeen Business School.  

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