The University of Dundee has over 20 spin-out companies and earns in excess of £1m in annual income from licensing IP. The University’s world-class researchers lead the way in diverse fields including healthcare, computing and forensics. Research and Innovation Services at the University helps businesses and other external parties to connect to and engage with our experts. We have helped foster countless successful partnerships with industry through collaborative research projects, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, consultancy, service work and more.
The University of Dundee is the most innovative university in Scotland (Reuters 2016), highlighting our success in helping businesses translate our state-of-the-art research into new products and services. We are also Scottish University of the Year in The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 for the second year in a row, noting the strength of research at the University and our impact on the economy, society and culture. Research at the University has been ranked among the very best in the UK:
- 1st in the UK for research in biological sciences (REF2014)
- joint 1st in the UK for impact in clinical medicine (REF2014)
- 1st in the UK for research income from industry (Times Higher Education 150 under 50, 2016)
- 1st in the UK for citations (Times Higher Education 150 under 50, 2016)
The University's vision is to transform lives locally and globally through the creation, sharing and application of knowledge. We aim to do this by excelling in teaching and research while shaping the future by solving important real-world problems.