ENVIRONMENT at Edinburgh Napier

Our work aims to support sustainability of the natural environment as well as the built environment with research into transport; sustainable materials; biodiversity; smart cities; carbon neutrality and design including interaction design; product design; ergonomics and human computer interfaces (HCI).

Our applied research ranges across engineering, surveying and design, including novel innovative material and wood technology. You’ll find our graduates working in most of the top civil engineering firms. We also seek to transform young lives and help solve the skills shortages across the construction industry. This ‘hands-on’ approach to teaching and research produces real world results. Our quick case studies show you how.

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Building-up Young Talent

The construction stars of the future are being moulded by our industry-leading expertise. In order to modernise the workforce of the future we have partnered with Daydream Believers, a new online resource bank for educators that is pioneering a new SCQF accredited qualification in Creative Thinking.

Learning the Tools of the Trade.

The Fife Community Trade Hub improves the prospects of disadvantaged youngsters by teaching them the skills they need for the construction industry. The ‘Introduction to Construction’ course allows them to try different trades and decide which one they want to focus on

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Case Study
BE-ST (Built Environment – Smarter Transformation) is hosted by Edinburgh Napier University which has a rich heritage in construction and supporting the sector to innovate, develop skills for the future and compete internationally.

World-leading research in novel materials and processes is putting Edinburgh Napier on the map, attracting R&D investment, creating jobs and economic opportunity, and supporting a more sustainable Scotland.
Stephen Good, Chief Executive, BE-ST (Built Environment – Smarter Transformation)