The banks of the river Clyde have been at the epicentre of the shipbuilding industry for centuries. When production reached its peak in the 1900s a fifth of all ships in the world were built in Glasgow.
Although production has significantly decreased since the Second World War, Glasgow has maintained its reputation as a world-leading shipbuilding city and its wealth of experience in the industry has resulted in strong connections with major suppliers, national governments and the Ministry of Defence.
Glasgow is also regarded as an international hub for shipbuilding and marine technology research and development. Over 100 years old, the University of Strathclyde's faculty of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering is a world-leading centre of marine technology, contributing to the UK's marine economy by providing industry and government with cutting-edge research into marine energy, the environment and transport.
Over the last twenty years it has made a major contribution to the safety of ships around the world through its pioneering work in the stability of damaged ships and is currently researching a wide range of challenges from reducing carbon emissions from shipping to developing new types of floating wind turbines and new tools for modelling fluid loads on floating structures.
The University of Glasgow has a wide range of expertise in the marine sciences. From biodiversity and conservation to marine resources and services, as well as the management and sustainability of coastal, marine and mountain environments, and their rural communities.