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Postgraduate Institute for Measurement Science

About the PGI

The aims, objectives and benefits of the PGI

Creating the next generation of world-class measurement scientists

Positioned at the interface between academia and industry, the PGI is a gateway for companies and research organisations looking to understand and utilise measurement in order to perform research and innovate. Our students work on important challenges, with many uniquely placed to provide the resource and solutions needed to accelerate the translation of research into impact on commerce and quality of life.

PGI

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Our alumni destinations are diverse

Diverse pie chart


40% - Industry

23% - Academia

20% - NPL

12% - Research non academic

5% - Other


Collaborating to tackle global challenges

  • 37% of our 184 studentships have an industrial partnership
  • 54 industry partners are a part of our collaborative network

Partnerships: collaborating with academia and industry

The PGI is a unique, multi-disciplinary UK centre for postgraduate research and skills development in metrology and its applications. It is placed at the centre of the strategic partnership between the University of Strathclyde, the University of Surrey and the National Physical Laboratory.

By adopting a collaborative approach with our academic partners, businesses and the public sector, we are enhancing knowledge and skills in measurement science and its application. This in turn will ensure innovation and advancement of science, technology and engineering. The PGI’s cohort experience extends the students’ network with industry and provides support and activities beyond the host Higher Education Institute.

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Get involved

Driven by our ambition to sustain our position as the leading centre for postgraduate training and skills development in measurement science, the PGI is continually developing and growing. We are committed to supporting the UK’s need for an exceptionally skilled workforce ready to address a range of industrial challenges. We offer the resources, expertise and networks that ensure our cutting-edge research helps to tackle real-world problems.

Our students can gain the knowledge and skills needed to establish and advance careers in measurement science. Together with the collaborative approach taken by the PGI, students are able to meet the needs of industry and academia to strengthen their expertise and impact.

Contact us to find out more about our exciting opportunities and ways in which you can play a part in the PGI, or visit our current PhD opportunities.

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PhD opportunities

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Work with us

Our research and measurement solutions support innovation and product development. We work with companies to deliver business advantage and commercial success.
Contact our Customer Services team on +44 20 8943 7070