Our world-class research reflects our expertise across eleven academic schools. We deliver innovative research solutions for business and industry, and provide economic, societal, environmental and cultural impact.

Research Projects

The University hosts a supportive research community based in its eleven academic schools, providing an environment conducive to high quality student experience and achievement.

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Study a research degree to fully investigate your chosen topic with supervision of world-class researchers & academics, producing new knowledge and providing new solutions to challenges within your discipline.

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Our team can help you identify research funding opportunities and assist you with your funding applications.


Published: Wednesday 29 May 2024

An academic from the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture & Built Environment has won international recognition for his research on Border Urbanism.


Published: Thursday 23 May 2024

A team of researchers from Robert Gordon University (RGU) are leading an innovative project aimed at reducing heat stress for Kenyans living in informal housing by using a geothermal cooling system which pulls colder air from underground into their homes.


Published: Tuesday 21 May 2024

A new report by Robert Gordon University (RGU) has revealed that the UK will fail to achieve a ‘just and fair’ transition by 2030 unless there is urgent alignment across the political spectrum to sustain UK offshore energy industry jobs, supply chain investments and the economic contribution of the workforce.

Research At RGU

RGU's research strategy sets out ambitions to drive high-quality research that addresses both regional and global challenges. Research spans four interdisciplinary themes that combine expertise from across the University, providing a unique platform for collaboration between researchers to deliver i

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