National Physical Laboratory

PGI five year vision Postgraduate Institute

The UK Centre for Postgraduate Training in Measurement Science
read our five year vision

The Postgraduate Institute was developed through a strategic partnership between NPL, the UK's National Measurement Institute and a BEIS partner organisation, the University of Strathclyde and the University of Surrey, two leading academic institutions. The vision for the PGI is to become the number one institute for postgraduate research and training in measurement science in the UK and to lead on the development of measurement experts who can benefit industry and wider society.

We currently partner with over 35 higher education institutions and many industry partners, and have around 200 postgraduate researchers producing top quality research which spans across many scientific disciplines – from manufacturing and life sciences to data and the environment. The discoveries they are making contribute significantly to strengthening the UK's position at the forefront of innovation in measurement science.

We want to expand our community, so contact us to find out more about how the PGI could help you or how to become part of our community.

– Richard Burguete
Postgraduate Institute for Measurement Science

The vision behind the Postgraduate Institute is for it to be the leading centre for doctoral training and skills development in metrology and its applications in physical, engineering, biological and chemical sciences. It's an exciting time for the Postgraduate Institute as NPL has ambitious plans for the future and it will be a key part of our continuing development as a world-leading science organisation."

– Dr Peter Thompson
Chief Executive Officer
National Physical Laboratory

Postgraduate Institute


Equality and Diversity Monitoring survey

Please complete the PGI Equality and Diversity Monitoring survey. It is optional, confidential and should take less than five minutes. This will be of great value to the PGI.

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Gill Coggins
Postgraduate Institute Administrator

Tel: 020 8943 6018


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