Working in partnership is a fundamental part of the research ethos at Robert Gordon University.

Some of our key partners are:

Northern Research Partnership (NRP)

NRP comprises the University of Aberdeen, the Robert Gordon University, and the University of Dundee. The goal of NRP is to develop a critical mass of research excellence in engineering and related disciplines. NRP, together with the Edinburgh and Glasgow Research Partnerships, form the Scottish Research Partnership.

Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA)

RGU is a founding member of SICSA, a collaboration of the leading Scottish universities in computing whose goal is to develop and extend Scotland's position as a world leader in Informatics and Computer Science research.

Scottish Graduate School of Social Science

Robert Gordon University is a partner in the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science, the largest of the ESRC's UK-wide Doctoral Training Centres formed in 2011. SGSSS is a unique collaboration between universities in Scotland and makes available outstanding research training to doctoral students in the social sciences. Within SGSSS we are one of four university partners in the UK's only ESRC approved Information Science Doctoral Training Pathway.

Scottish Academy of Fashion

The Scottish Academy of Fashion brings together research strengths in four partner universities, Edinburgh College of Art, Heriot-Watt University, Robert Gordon University and Glasgow Caledonian University. Working in close partnership with industry we undertake cross-disciplinary research in fashion, technology, textiles and design.

Frontier IP Ltd

Frontier IP specialises in the commercialisation of Intellectual Property. Frontier IP establishes partnerships with individual universities and research institutions to assist with their spin-out and licensing activities and help maximise the commercial value of technologies emerging from their research programmes.

National Subsea Research Institute (NSRI)

NSRI is a partnership of the University of Aberdeen, RGU, the University of Dundee, Newcastle University and Subsea UK. In collaboration with subscribing industry members, NSRI provides a focus on research and development and establishes research priorities for the subsea industry.