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 NEWS20/07/2022

Loot box evidence assessment underlines video games research need

InGAME report commissioned by DCMS finds loot boxes correlated to problem gam...

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ABERTAY NEWS18/07/2022

Abertay students named in games industry 'Graduate of the Year' list

The annual list from trade association TIGA includes 16 Abertay graduate and...

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ABERTAY NEWS07/07/2022

Study shows porn does not have ‘universally negative’ effect on relationships

New research contradicts assumption that porn adversely affects relationships

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ABERTAY NEWS30/06/2022

Abertay cyberQuarter to host the top cyber competition

The Atlantic Council's Cyber 9/12 Challenge comes to Scotland for the first t...

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ABERTAY NEWS15/06/2022

Abertay cyberQuarter creates new home for cybersecurity innovation and research

Scotland’s new cybersecurity development hub officially opens at Abertay Univ...

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ABERTAY NEWS06/06/2022

Abertay University hosts first UK conference on boxing performance

Abertay University hosted a two-day boxing and combat sports conference last...

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ABERTAY NEWS01/06/2022

Abertay lecturer among ‘exceptional’ researchers awarded prestigious RSE funding

Dr Hadi Mehrpouya receives funding as part of the RSE’s Research Awards progr...

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ABERTAY NEWS25/05/2022

Abertay launches video competition for International Women in Engineering Day

Abertay University launches video competition for International Women in Engi...

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On the left Dean Sutherland holding the World Boxing Council silver title. On the right, Hannah Rankin holding the International Boxing Organisation titles
ABERTAY NEWS13/05/2022

Boxing world champions get out of the ring and into the lab for Abertay study

Research project investigates the physiological impact of traditional boxing...

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ABERTAY NEWS12/05/2022

Research Excellence Framework shows Abertay University’s real-world impact

Analysis shows Abertay had biggest Scottish climb in internationally excellen...

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ABERTAY NEWS22/03/2022

Abertay ranked in world top 10 for postgraduate video games education

The annual Princeton Review ranking recognises the quality of Abertay's degre...

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Michael Wells, Chief Executive of Carnoustie Golf Links and Dr Graeme Sorbie of Abertay University outside Links House at Carnoustie
ABERTAY NEWS02/03/2022

Abertay report reveals positive impact of AIG Women’s Open

A new Abertay study shows the positive influencing power of a major golfing e...

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