- The research interests of the School cover several areas of Pure and Applied Mathematics and Statistics. These areas are not mutually exclusive and there are considerable benefits from interactions between the different areas that enhance the research environment.
- All areas are highly rated internationally for their research and most member of the School have ongoing collaborations with mathematicians overseas and elsewhere in the UK, and many overseas mathematicians spend periods in Glasgow working with members of the School.
- The research group has strong connections with environmental agencies such as the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), the Environment Agency in England and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.
- These collaborations have led to research secondments for postgraduate students, and other opportunities have seen students travelling abroad to work with high-profile scientific groups such as the Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation in Australia.