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 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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ABERTAY NEWS22/12/2020

Ultrasound used to improve shelf-life of fresh fruit and vegetables

It's believed to be the first time the process has been used in Scotland

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Professor Ruth Falconer wearing a hololens at a farm
ABERTAY NEWS20/12/2020

Videogame technology used to enhance cow health at dairy farms

Innovative technology is being used to recognise a cow by the patterns on its...

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ABERTAY NEWS18/12/2020

Online sports coaching “should continue after pandemic”

According to research involving Abertay University

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ABERTAY NEWS16/12/2020

Positive impact for police officers equipped with mobile devices

Abertay University was involved in research assessing the impact

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ABERTAY NEWS15/12/2020

Abertay University named UK Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security

Abertay is the first University in Scotland to receive the award

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ABERTAY NEWS08/12/2020

Unique online lab to investigate Dundee dialect

Psychology lecturer Dr Neil Kirk has launched MINDyourlanguages.com

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ABERTAY NEWS27/11/2020

Insect-based porridge to tackle malnutrition

Abertay is leading a £1 million project to tackle malnutrition in Zimbabwe

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ABERTAY NEWS26/11/2020

Abertay signs Researcher Development Concordat

The Concordat is an agreement to improve support for researchers and research...

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ABERTAY NEWS16/11/2020

RESEARCH BLOG: Surprises from seals

PhD student Lauren Arkoosh blogs about her research

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ABERTAY NEWS10/11/2020

Innovative project to use games technology to develop perfect potato

Artificial intelligence will be used in an innovative project

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