As Scotland’s top modern university by research power, we respond to real-world challenges by devising and carrying out cutting-edge research that shapes society, influences government policy and makes a far-reaching difference to people’s lives.

Our unique focus is on addressing the Sustainable Development Goals – issued by the United Nations in 2015 to “end poverty, ensure prosperity for all and protect the planet” by 2030.

Here are just some of the agenda-setting projects we’ve been working on this year.