Programme Partners

The University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh is globally recognised for its research, development and innovation and has been providing students with world-class teaching for more than 425 years (ranked 20th best university in the World, 5th in UK, 1st in Scotland). The School of Engineering was ranked third in the last Research Assessment Exercise (HEFCE) in terms of quality and volume of research activities among Engineering Schools in the United Kingdom, after the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford.

The University of Exeter

Engineering at Exeter maintains an excellent standing in the UK, ranking in the top 10 in The Times Good University Guide 2012 and The Complete University and Guardian guides. Commitment to ensuring an exemplary student experience through, among others, research-led teaching and high-quality supervision is confirmed in the latest National Student Survey in which the University was ranked 1st in the UK.

The University of Strathclyde

The University of Strathclyde is the largest Engineering Faculty in Scotland and one of the top five Engineering faculties in the UK. The first wind turbine for electricity production was created at Strathclyde and the University is now ranked the top European Technological University for sustainability. The research facilities include the largest ship-model experiment wave/towing tank in any UK university – Kelvin Hydrodynamics Laboratory.

Swansea University

Swansea University has been investigating Offshore Renewable Energy since 2001 and covers all aspects of wind, wave and tidal energy. The group has a track record of working with industry and the supply chain, completing many collaborative R&D projects with industry. Engineering at Swansea is based at the Bay Campus, which is the closest university to the sea and has its own beach. The campus is multidisciplinary and teaching and research is active across seven engineering disciplines. Resources used by the group include high performance computing, wind tunnel testing of wind turbine aerodynamics, and field trial equipment.

The Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS)

The Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) is a learned society that is among the oldest oceanographic organisations in the world. Based at the Scottish Marine Institute, it delivers research and education that aim to improve understanding and sustainable use of the marine environment. SAMS is also a founding partner of the University of the Highlands and Islands, a federal collegiate academic institution.