Smart campus

Smart campus

The University’s historic Gilmorehill campus is equivalent in size to 30 city blocks catering for around 30,000 people arriving and leaving each day.

The planned expansion will provide us with a significant opportunity to exploit the development programme as a test bed for research and teaching in the smart cities field  – exploring aspects of urban innovation, city systems, big data, informatics, energy management and transport policy.

Through a supporting programme of research and teaching, the University and its partners will build a world-class physical environment designed around the expectations of students, academics, funders, industry and Government.

Our Smart Campus will:

  • Embed the use of smart technology into the daily life of the campus; providing an opportunity for the research, development and scale demonstration of city scale solutions.
  • Integrate an enhanced research programme within the new campus focussed on new materials, advanced design, sensors, urban informatics, as well as health, transport, energy and environmental management.
  • Develop the University as an international focus for Future City best practice.
  • Provide world class facilities for ‘spin-in’ – enabling internationally renowned industrial partners to co-locate on the campus.

 Early research and partnership working is developing around:

  • Sustainable urban energy - low carbon, low impact engergy in a complex urban environment 
  • Construction innovation - new materials, systems and processes 
  • Sensors and Instrumentation - IoT and digital infrastructure 

The University is keen to explore further collaborations with a range of external partners and welcomes the opportunity to discuss these further.

Find out more:

Future Cities Research


Michael Burns, Knowledge Transfer Manager


tel: +44 (0)141 330 3774

mobile: +44 (0)7860 916 436