Research Units


We operate across the region through a partnership of twelve colleges and research institutions (Academic Partners). Each Academic Partner is an autonomous body, has its own character and contributes to the organisation, giving a breadth and diversity that adds immeasurably to the learning and research opportunities we offer.

Academic Partners have their own micro-strategies and employ the majority of the research staff, make their own investments and exploit local autonomy in creating research activity within the wider university strategy. This breadth and diversity of the university partnership adds strength and impact to the main research themes at the local level, often based on our unique regional characteristics. It permits a growing cross disciplinary approach which enriches our research and allows our university to collaborate at the highest level.

Explore the individual units listed left (summary of capabilities and contacts) or use the links below to go direct to the relevant website;

1 - UHI Perth Aerospace, Engineering, Mountain Studies, Culture & Heritage
2 - SAMS Marine Biology, Smart Observations, Algae & Protozoa, Aquaculture
3 - UHI NWH (West) Adventure tourism, Adventure recreation,
Maritime and Coastal tourism and Tourism Product Development
4 - Sabhal Mòr Ostaig Gaelic language and culture
5 - UHI Inverness Forestry, Rivers & Lochs, Rural Studies, Psychology
5 - Institute of Health Research and Innovation Biomedical, Nursing and
Rural Health Divisions
6 - UHI Moray Art & Textiles, Computing
7 - Centre for History Irish, Scottish and British Diasporas Maritime History in the North Sea,
Cultural Alliances
8 - UHI NWH (Hebrides) HebMarine, Socio-Economic analysis, Archaeology, Meteorology.
9 - Environmental Research Institute Environmental Contamination, Water Quality,
Renewable Energy and the environment
10 - UHI Orkney Archaeology, Nordic Studies, Agronomy
11 - UHI Shetland Aquaculture, Fisheries, Marine Policy, Nordic Studies, Archaeology

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All of our research centres are listed to the left and each page contains a summary of the main activities and contacts for each centre. However, if you cannot find what you are looking for then please contact the Research Office and we will do our best point you in the right direction.

TEL: 01463 279000