About the Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering (SRPe)

 
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Our History

University research pooling was launched by the Scottish Funding Council in partnership with the Scottish universities in 2004 to provide the platform for our universities to collaborate at a more strategic level, pooling their expertise and resources, to further build upon Scotland's research excellence and international competitiveness.

The Scottish engineering pool was originally structured around three regional partnerships: the Edinburgh Research Partnership in Engineering (ERPe), the Glasgow Research Partnership In Engineering (GRPe) and the Northern Research Partnership In Engineering (NRPe).

In 2016, to provide increased critical-mass and overall impact from Scottish university-led engineering research, the three Scottish regional pools were consolidated into a single pan-Scotland pool to become the Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering (SRPe).

SRPe drives research impact creating value for the economy through a cohesive pan-Scotland strategy. Our integrated collaborative research community across ten universities provides the depth and breadth of specialist and cross-disciplinary expertise to tackle the most complex of technological and societal challenges.

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Our Vision

Our Vision is for Scotland's position as a world-class centre of research excellence and globally competitive driving force in engineering to be robust and future-proofed with targeted strategic collaborative research activities addressing the most critical national priorities and delivering enhanced and sustainable socio-economic impact for Scotland and the UK.

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Key Objectives

Our key objective is to further strengthen and sustainably grow the global reputation and impact of Scotland's engineering research. We do this through strategic leadership and alignment at a national level, providing increased critical mass and synergy to drive innovation. We work in close collaboration with industry and government / public sector organisations forming a robust triple helix to drive innovation and create value for society.

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Strategic Themes

Our activities are focused around five strategic themes which match the key engineering and technology research strengths of Scotland's universities with the key opportunities for socio-economic impact.

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Our People

SRPe has been established to maximise impact from university-led engineering and technology research across Scotland.

Our strategic themes are led by academic expert Thematic Leadership Groups delivering a cohesive pan-Scotland technology strategy for collaborative engineering research and skills development activities across Scotland. 

 

SRPe is the pan-Scotland engineering research community comprised of 10 world-class universities

> 1,000

ACADEMICS

> 5,500

POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS

> 13,500

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS


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executive TEAM

thematic leadership groups

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