Institute for Innovation, Design & Sustainability

The IDEAS Research Institute is a multi-disciplinary research centre that develops novel technologies highly relevant to industry and generates creative spaces for new forms of practice.

IDEAS research builds on acknowledged international excellence in:

  • Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Computing
  • Architecture & Built Environment
  • Art & Design

It creates synergy by exploiting the rich potential of the interfaces between these diverse disciplines, developing novel technologies that provide innovative solutions and new knowledge in the form of critical practice.

Research in IDEAS is organised through three key themes:

  1. 30, September, 2015 RGU researchers to help develop device for back pain sufferers

    L-R  Dr Kay Cooper, Dr Stewart Massie and Dr Nirmalie Wiratunga

    Researchers at RGU have won over €500,000 of funding as part of a major international project aimed at helping back pain sufferers manage their condition.  

  1. 07, October, 2015 Wednesday Open Day 2015

    Female student talking

    Your chance to experience the University's stunning buildings & superb facilities & learn more about our courses.  

Institute Director:

Professor John McCall

IDEAS Research Institute

Robert Gordon University

The Sir Ian Wood Building

Garthdee Road


AB10 7GJ



Robert Gordon University, Garthdee House, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, AB10 7QB, Scotland, UK: a Scottish charity, registration No. SC013781