Knowledge Exchange and Applying Research


Many of the activities carried out at the Centre for Mountain Studies have an important element of knowledge exchange. In some cases, knowledge exchange has been the main focus. Over 2000 people from all continents have attended meetings organised by the Centre for Mountain Studies.


Social Innovation in Marginal Rural Areas (SIMRA, 2016-2020)

EU Horizon 2020 funded project which seeks to advance understanding of social innovation and innovative governance in agriculture, forestry and rural development. Focused on marginalised rural areas across Europe, in particular the Mediterranean region (including non-EU countries).

Strategic research agenda: Mountains for Europe’s Future

During 2015 and 2016, a strategic research agenda for Europe’s mountains was developed by a multi-national interdisciplinary team (including Martin Price), coordinated by the Swiss-Austrian Alliance.

UHI SILK Sustainability Seminars (2014-2017)

The Centre for Mountain Studies organised regular seminars within the UHI SILK (Society, Identity, Landscape and Knowledge) research cluster.

Cairngorms National Park Knowledge Transfer project (2010-2013)

This was a Knowledge Transfer Partnership to create a sustainable network for knowledge exchange within the Park and identify recent and ongoing research in Cairngorms National Park.

Mountain Sustainability: Transforming Research into Practice (mountain.TRIP, 2009-2011)

Funded through the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme, this project aimed to provide stakeholders, end-users and practitioners with readily accessible and understandable forms of research-based information relevant to sustainable development in mountain regions.