SUPA is the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance, a strategic alliance of eight Physics Schools with a shared strategy for research with funding from the Scottish Funding Council (SFC). Our members are the Universities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Heriot-Watt, St Andrews, Strathclyde and West of Scotland.
Launched in 2004 with the aim of placing Scotland at the forefront of research in physics through co-ordinated promotion and pursuit of excellence, SUPA has been highly successful in establishing Scotland as a recognised international leader in research and advanced post-graduate training in physics.
SUPA is a community of over 1200 physicists (academics, research staff and post-graduate students) across Scotland.
Research Innovation Scotland
There is no single entity that can solve the complex and interconnected problems we face as a society. To overcome the grand challenges we face, collaboration and co-ordination across the Scottish research and innovation landscape is paramount. Research Innovation Scotland (RIS) has been created by the research pools (including SUPA) in collaboration with Scotland's Innovation Centres and Interface, and strives to depict a whole system view, to act as a catalyst for intersectionality, toward a better future; to build back better.
The RIS website is the place to go to see cross-pool and multi-disciplinary activities, case studies and funding opportunities.