We have a particular commitment to the city of Glasgow where we are based, and make significant contributions to local educational challenges through What Works Scotland, the Urban Big Data Centre and our contributions to the Applied Social Science Hub in the East End of Glasgow at the Olympia Building, led by one of our senior professors. This work includes:

  • through the Education arm of the UBDC, and deriving from its Integrated Multi-media Data project which has assessed literacies within the city, the production 3-D literacy models for use in communities, and deriving from its Education and Place project an analysis of the relationship between housing, place and educational opportunity.
  • related work that will also be incorporated in collaborations at the Olympia Centre with the newly funded ESRC-funded Housing Evidence Centre
  • through the work of our Robert Owen Centre within What Works, and an Impact Acceleration Account project in collaboration with the Glasgow Centre for Population Health and the School of Social and Political Sciences.