REF2014: Engineering Research Excellence

Issued: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:57:00 GMT

The School of Engineering is delivering research excellence that has economic and societal impact, addressing large-scale challenges including space exploration, unconventional energy, health and security. In the latest research assessment (REF 2014), 95% of our research has been judged to be “internationally excellent” or “world-leading”, placing us 4th in the UK across all the Engineering disciplines, having submitted 91% of our staff to the assessment process. This latest assessment confirms The University of Glasgow’s position as the top Engineering institution in Glasgow and the West of Scotland, and one of the leading Engineering institutions nationally.

Our research impact is exemplified by:

  • Gold Standard Simulations Ltd (GSS). Formed to commercialise the advanced simulation tools developed in the School of Engineering’s Device Modelling Group. This spin out company is developing world-leading technology that could save the semiconductor industry billions of pounds by predicting how performance will be affected in future generations of miniature transistors.

 

REF 2014