Research Themes

Abertay produces world leading and world changing research. Here are four themes where we have particular strength.

Research Themes

Our research is encompassed within four overarching themes: Creatives Industries; Environment; Security and Society.

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Creative Industries

Our Creative Industries theme explores Games, Creative Technologies and Digital Culture.

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Enviroment

Environment

Our Environment theme explores Life and Environmental Systems, Sustainable Technologies, Business Governance and Policy, Food and Nutrition

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Security

Our Security theme explores Cybersecurity, Forensic Psychology, Forensic Science and Law.

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Society

Our Society theme explores Mental and Physical Health, Learning and Education, Governance and Social Responsibility.

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ABERTAY NEWS28/09/2021

Game design tool brings creative spark to Dundee Design Festival

Game design tool brings creative spark to Dundee Design Festival. Abertay Uni...

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ABERTAY NEWS20/08/2021

Abertay study finds Vitamin D and milk gives athletes boost

A new study from Abertay University shows athletes who consume vitamin D supp...

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ABERTAY NEWS12/08/2021

Carbon capture gets video game treatment ahead of COP26

Abertay has teamed up with SSE Thermal to have students create a video game o...

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ABERTAY NEWS01/07/2021

Elite athletes paired with Covid sufferers for recovery promotion project

The Sport v Covid research project aims to make a difference through one-to-o...

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ABERTAY NEWS14/05/2021

Abertay renews partnership with The Northwood Charitable Trust

Institutions commit to working towards shared goals for the community

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ABERTAY NEWS23/04/2021

Abertay University helps roll-out Sustainable Food Places partnership

Abertay University is to help with the roll-out of a Sustainable Food Places...

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ABERTAY NEWS20/04/2021

Abertay students recreate Isle of Cumbrae in Minecraft

Abertay students have recreated tourist hotspot the Isle of Cumbrae in Minecr...

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ABERTAY NEWS22/03/2021

Research reveals cybercriminals are leveraging Covid announcements

The new study from Dr Lynsay Shepherd of Abertay’s School of Design and Infor...

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5G Network
ABERTAY NEWS22/03/2021

Abertay to support 5G innovation hub project

The hub is aimed at driving employment and investment opportunities in the Ta...

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ABERTAY NEWS18/03/2021

Abertay named in top tier of sustainable transport ranking

Abertay University is one of only 10 Institutions to receive top marks

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ABERTAY NEWS19/02/2021

Abertay develops Ethical Hacking module for teachers

Training to benefit computing teachers across Scotland

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ABERTAY NEWS17/02/2021

Abertay to lead on low carbon food and drink innovation

Transform Net-Zero project is funded through the Low Carbon Challenge Fund

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