Measurement for Recovery
Measurement for Recovery
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

Comprising nearly 200 postgraduate researchers from across the UK, co-supervised by our staff and 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. 

Tackling real world industrial challenges

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


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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 and with industry, we are enhancing knowledge and skills in measurement science and its application, ensuring innovation and advancement in 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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Benefits to students and industry

The PGI has a positive impact on the careers of the researchers and the companies they work with. 

Facilitate advancement – We work with industry partners to define collaborative studentship projects which address their measurement challenges and can transform businesses making it more productive and effective for customers and end-users.

Provide confidence - Good measurement science promotes accuracy, reduces business risks throughout the product life-cycle and improves confidence and efficiency. Students become experts in reliable and traceable data analysis, driving effective decision making and productivity growth.

Create connections – The PGI brings together a community of users and fosters new collaborations between academia, research institutes and industry focused on addressing measurement and industrial challenges.

Case study

Building connections through 5G


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Helping the UK have a smarter energy network


Get involved

Driven by our ambition to become 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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Work with us

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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