Research centres and groups

The School hosts a number of research centres which provide a specialist focus for staff and postgraduate research activities.

Bell Edwards Geographic Data Institute (BEGIN)

The Bell Edwards Geographic Data Institute (BEGIN) is a network of data researchers in the School of Geography and Sustainable Development. The institute brings together academic staff, postdoctoral researchers and PhD students who work with geographic data and are interested in developing new methods and modelling approaches for geographic problems. 

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Centre for Population Change (CPC)

The CPC carries out a varied programme of collaborative research on fertility and family formation, household change, migration and population modelling.

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Scottish Oceans Institute (SOI)

The School of Geography and Sustainable Development is a partner in the SOI, an interdisciplinary research institute studying the marine environment.

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