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Research Overview

The Universities of Edinburgh and St Andrews have formed EaStCHEM, the leading Chemistry research school in Scotland, and the largest in the UK.

EaStCHEM ranks second in the "Power Table" (out of 35), with Oxford's Chemistry department narrowly taking the top spot, albeit with a slightly larger research School. EaStCHEM is ranked above Cambridge's Chemistry department (3rd), University College London (5th) and Imperial College London (7th) in the Power Table.

95% of our research is classed as world leading or internationally excellent and the EaStCHEM research School has grown to over 80 academics (99% of which were submitted to REF), a testament to both the breadth and strength of our research. 100% of our research environment, which includes factors such as our facilities, grant income, and awards and prizes, is rated as 4* or 3*, and more than 95% of our research papers submitted for the exercise have been rated as 4* or 3*.

EaStCHEM is equipped with a wide range of state of the art facilities and instrumentation.