As part of Scotland's newest university, we have big plans for the future.
That's why we've made a big commitment to carrying out world-class academic research on our campus.
You can see what's going on in our staff research forum here.
Our three specialist research centres are:
The Centre for Mountain Studies (CMS) was established in 2000, and aims to be recognised globally as a centre of excellence on sustainable development in mountain regions.
The CMS offers a unique online MSc in Managing Sustainable Mountain Development and is run by Centre Director Professor Martin Price. He is a Nobel Peace Prize Winner for his work in publishing Mountain Area Research and Management: Integrated Approaches, a book which brings together scientists and practitioners from five continents to present their experience in undertaking activities that contribute to our understanding and informed management of mountain areas.
Culture, Heritage and Tourism
Launched at Perth College UHI in 2007, this centre of excellence for Culture, Heritage and Tourism aims to take forward the concepts of innovative and sustainable interpretation.
Interpretation is the process of communicating messages about our cultural and natural heritage and inspiring audiences with a wider understanding of their environment.
Along with encouraging further research, facilitating knowledge exchange within the profession and developing opportunities for professional development, the centre offers an MSc in Interpretation: Management and Practice.
The Centre is directed by Genevieve Adkins, former Head of Interpretation for Historic Scotland.
Until now, much of the focus on children’s issues has largely been on children with an urban upbringing.
The UHI Centre for Rural Childhood, based at Perth College UHI, plays a major role in addressing that imbalance by emphasising the very different experiences of rural children and the implications this has for their growth and development and for effective service provision.
Research focuses on a variety of issues including health, education and the experiences of immigrant children now moving to the more rural areas of Scotland.
The Centre was, until recently, headed by Professor Rebecca Wallace.