Welcome to The Edinburgh Research Partnership in Engineering

The Edinburgh Research Partnership in Engineering was ranked 1st in Scotland and 3rd in the UK, based on the quality and breadth of our research by Times Higher Education*. 96% of our research activity was ranked as world-leading and internationally excellent.

Read more in our REF 2021 results news article.

* Joint submission rankings are calculated by combining the individual institutions’ results in the same unit of assessment

The Edinburgh Research Partnership in Engineering (ERPE) is a strategic alliance between Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh. As two of the UK's leading research universities, we work with academic, industry and public sector partners delivering world-leading expertise in engineering to deliver the most effective commercial, social, environmental and economic impacts. This powerhouse of engineering uses its vision of working in conjunction with each other to translate engineering research into practical outcomes. The impact of our research addresses the most urgent challenges for society.

The research areas we concentrate on can be viewed below.