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Research Publications

Our research publications are searchable in our OpenAir Repository.

Research Magazine

The new RGU Research Magazine is an exclusively online and interactive publication which intends to highlight the latest developments in research and innovation at the University. Inside you’ll find captivating stories, videos, and insights from a range of different schools and academics.

If you have any news or feedback for the Communications team regarding the new RGU Research Magazine, please contact them via

Open Air

OpenAIRis the Robert Gordon University Open Access Institutional Repository. Operational since 2006, it contains the full text of high quality research publications produced by staff and research students at RGU.

The content includes:

  • Artefacts, designs and exhibitions
  • Books and book chapters
  • Conference papers
  • Journal articles
  • Reports
  • Research data
  • Theses

A full list of the types of content is available in the repository policy.

OpenAIR enables the University’s researchers to meet the Open Access requirements of funders and the REF, reinforced by the University’s own Open Access mandate

Contact the OpenAIR team

Further information

Publications and other research outputs can be added to OpenAIR after being recorded in the “Outputs” module of Worktribe, the University’s research information system. The Publications Team provide training for researchers on how to use Worktribe Outputs. A list of upcoming training sessions is available online:


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.

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