Research at UHI North, West and Hebrides

Our research and knowledge exchange positively impacts our local communities and supports understanding of the key challenges and opportunities facing people in the Highlands and Islands.

We’re delivering world-class research across a wide range of disciplines including the environment, tourism, and education. Our researchers work across teams, networks, and locations regionally, nationally and internationally.

Nearly three-quarters of UHI research submitted to the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF) was rated as "world leading" or "internationally excellent".

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UHI North, West and Hebrides is a partner of UHI, a further and higher education partnership serving the Highlands and Islands, Moray and Perthshire.

Find out more about research across UHI and the UHI Research Hub.


Our researchers take part in and organise numerous events throughout the year, locally and internationally. 

Find out about events and seminars.