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At the University of Stirling, our researchers are truly making a difference. We’re leading the fight against tobacco-related harm, feeding communities through sustainable aquaculture research and working to improve the lives of people with dementia. Our research is conducted to the highest standards of quality and integrity, allowing us to support and improve life across the world.

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Our research is encompassed within three overarching themes: Cultures, Communities and Society; Global Security and Resilience; and Living Well.


Alongside our overarching themes, our research programmes further highlight our broad areas of expertise in 12 distinct areas. See what we're working on. 


Staff in our five academic faculties are the starting point and driving force behind the research taking place at the University of Stirling.

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of our research activity is rated world-leading or internationally excellent

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Global research partners

We collaborate with partners all over the world to promote research excellence and innovative teaching with a global impact. Together, we’re creating and sharing knowledge that is positively impacting communities everywhere. Read more about our place in the world. 

Research Map

Research degrees

The University of Stirling is a place where thinkers do. We truly believe that great ideas and ground-breaking research can transform society and redefine economic and social conditions across the globe. As a postgraduate research student here, you’ll become a key part of that world-leading work.

Research degrees

Services for business and industry

Whichever industry you’re in, the combination of your insight and our expertise can help your enterprise to grow in knowledge, tackle specialist projects and forge new global connections. Take a closer look at the services we offer for business and industry and connect with an expert working in your field.

Connect with us

Fishbox business case study

We knew we needed a really bespoke solution to our problem, and we have thoroughly enjoyed working with our academic partners at Stirling – the team are so enthusiastic, knowledgeable and resourceful, and we are looking forward to continuing our collaboration.

Fiona Houston, Marketing Director, Fishbox

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Join us

Explore our current vacancies and discover how we go the extra mile to create a cross-disciplinary research environment that nurtures creative thinking and supports your career ambitions. We believe great research has the power to address some of society’s biggest challenges. If you feel the same way, we’d love to hear from you.

Jobs at Stirling

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Study reveals link between sheep reproduction and infection

Study reveals link between sheep reproduction and infection

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The Conversation

Most popular papers

Read and download our most popular research papers. You can also explore the entire catalogue of University of Stirling publications.


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