top modern university in scotland for research power.
research lies at the heart of a university’s life and its contribution to society
our research is important because it:
as the first university to adopt the sustainable development goals (sdgs) as the framework for its research strategy, research at gcu addressess the goals via proposed three societal challenges (i) inclusive societies (ii) healthy lives (iii) sustainable environments- each underpinned by the university-approved research centres and a set of less-formal and fluid research groups. the sdgs and the associated societal challenges were indentified following due consideration of the university's mission "for the common weal", consistency with the university's outcome agreement with sfc and requirements of the funders of local, national and international research
as will be seen in these webpages, the covid-19 pandemic and its wider social and economic implications have only reinforced our commitment to the sdgs as a framework for our institutional research strategy