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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.

A flask with yellow residueEaStCHEM 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.