Research at the University of Dundee

Transforming lives through research

Excellent research requires excellent ideas. We have some of the best researchers in the world working for us, developing ideas that make a positive impact and difference to the lives of people, the economy and the environment.

But we don't do this on our own – we build strong relationships and partnerships with industry, non-government organisations, public bodies and institutions across the world. This helps us achieve the University’s core purpose: to transform lives locally and globally. We focus our collective energy across four interdisciplinary challenge-led themes, which enables our research to address the UN Sustainable Development Goals and make a positive contribution to tackle challenges ranging from health, climate change, food security to poverty and social justice.

REF2021

The University of Dundee has had 84% of our research assessed as "world leading" or "internationally excellent" in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, the major assessment of research performance across the UK higher education sector.

Discovery research portal

Explore our research outputs and expertise.

Impact

Find out more about the practical impacts of our research

Impact
Doctoral Academy

The interdisciplinary focal point for postgraduate researchers

Doctoral Academy
Industry

With our expertise and facilities, commercial ideas can go even further

Industry
Postgraduate research

Browse our PhDs, Professional Doctorates, and research master's courses

Postgraduate research
Research support

Advice and guidance for research staff on funding, working with industry, public engagement, ethics and more

Research support

Our research centres and units

The organisational structure of research centres and units within the University of Dundee
Research centres and units