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Skills and learning

PostGraduate Institute for Measurement Science

Our future workforce – creating impact through measurement

A unique collaboration

Welcome to the PostGraduate Institute for Measurement Science (the PGI), a pioneering initiative equipping the UK with an exceptionally skilled workforce ready to tackle real world industrial challenges. Developed by a strategic partnership between The Department for Science, Innovation and Technology, NPL, the University of Strathclyde and the University of Surrey, the PGI is creating a step change in industrially relevant postgraduate research and training.

Comprising around 200 postgraduate researchers per annum, from across the UK, co-supervised by our staff in collaboration with over 30 UK universities and industrial partners, the PGI is creating a future generation of scientists and engineers that can benefit industry and wider society.


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The PGI is shaping collaborative research and providing a portal for PhD engagement that is inclusive, sustainable and agile to partners across the globe.

Dr Peter Thompson - NPL Chief Executive Officer


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Together we have extended the breadth and depth of joint research in a wide range of topics in measurement science, often in collaboration with industrial partners.

Sir Jim McDonald Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Strathclyde


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Our research and measurement solutions support innovation and product development. We work with companies to deliver business advantage and commercial success.
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