Science and Engineering projects

Collaborative activities across Science and Engineering including research, public engagement, and campus projects

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Science and Engineering projects

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View STRADE

Research project

The Strategic Dialogue on Sustainable Raw Materials for Europe (STRADE) addresses the long-term security and sustainability of the European raw-material supply from European and non-European countries

Research project

School of Business academics Carlo Morelli and Ruth Bickerton are investigating the impact of funeral costs, while a new charity (Funeral Link) has been set up in the city to help families cope in the aftermath of a bereavement

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View Youth Transitions in Protected Crisis

Research project

Funded by DFID, Youth Transitions in Protracted Crisis focuses on young people who are refugees and highlights the challenges and strategies youth employ to create adult lives in difficult environments. The research took place in urban and camp settlements in Uganda and Jordan working with various refugee groups aged 10 -24.

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View Tropical forest dynamics in logged, restored and conserved forests in SE Asia

Research project

A programme of work, led by Prof. Mark Cutler, that builds on research started over 20 years ago in logged forests around Danum Valley in Sabah, Malaysia. This includes analysis of the impacts of the 2015 El Niño on leaf reflectance and traits, and the effectiveness of restoration measures on carbon accumulation in forests after logging.

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View River health in the Ganges

Research project

The river system of the Ganges holds great physical, social and cultural importance in India, but suffers from poorly regulated pollution and water demand. This project looked at how water pollution affects communities on the Ramganga tributary of the Ganges.

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View Natural flood management to reduce flood risk and restore Eddleston Water for community and wildlife

Research project

Natural flood management (NFM) can help us adapt to climate change, reducing flood risk and conserving habitats, while sustaining farming livelihoods. We are testing this at Eddleston Water, within the Scottish Government’s research programme on the effectiveness of catchment-scale NFM measures.

Research project

We are working in collaboration with Cambridge University and the Alan Alda Centre for science communication to develop new tools for the communication and understanding of statistics in forensic science

Research project

The Centre for Remote Environments (CRE), previously known as Project Atlantis, was established by the late Brigadier David Nicholls and Prof Elaine Shemilt as a research and consultancy group concerned with environmental protection and education, and to provide environmental educational resources through digital media

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View Design in Action

Research project

Design in Action (DiA) is a £5m Knowledge Exchange (KE) Hub for the Creative Economy, funded in 2012 by the Arts and Humanities Research Council to demonstrate design as a key strategy for economic growth and innovation within industry. A further £500k was awarded from Creative Scotland to support Scottish SMEs to apply design innovation and strategy in both the creative and non-creative industries.

Research project

The Museum of Loss and Renewal investigates issues such as the value and significance of objects, life and death, and artist-led curatorial practice

Research project

This project explores transfer to the secondary school environment of pupil domain-specific knowledge and skills (particularly in science), and general social, communication and teamwork skills

Research project

Serious social, emotional and behavioural disturbance in adolescents is costly - incurring long-term costs to society in service provision and collateral damage as well as personal costs to the young people themselves

Research project

Prisoners have been identified as one of the target groups (along with the homeless) for oral health improvement by the Scottish government as offenders' oral health is generally worse than that of the general population