Current research expertise ranges across subjects that include:
Environmental science | Tourism and heritage | Institute for Northern studies | Marine Science | Creative Industries | Rural childhood and development | History | Archaeology | Health | Energy
In support of spreading research throughout the whole university and ensuring that all academic staff are connected by a common culture of research scholarship, the university is pursuing a growing focus on supporting and developing the horizontal linkages across partners and disciplines. University faculty strategies for learning and teaching are focussed on creating research-teaching linkages and fostering a culture of scholarship and research. This requires a close and critical connection between the university’s curriculum strategy, staff development strategy, and the research strategy, and this will be a major focus for UHI.
Our research teams employ a 'clustering' of disciplines into four multi-disciplinary themes which are described in detail in the four main sections (accessed by the navigation link on the left). This gives a flavour of the type of activity currently being undertaken across the university. Wherever possible use the contact details within each area to discover more detail or make direct contact with us.
Annual Research Showcase
Our research is inspired by and contributes to the natural environment, culture, industries and social infrastructure of the Highlands and Islands. These publications provide a snapshot of some of the cutting-edge research taking place around our partnership and introduce the talented staff and students leading the projects.
The UHI Research Database has details on all our researchers, research outputs, activities and research publications. The information is drawn from our institution-wide Research Database (known to our researchers as PURE), which is updated on a daily basis by the researchers themselves giving a live and accurate record of our research capability.
Use the UHI Research Database to search for expertise, look for particular researchers or filter details by research centre.
Should you have a partnership or collaboration proposal please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, Head of Knowledge Exchange, in the first instance.