School of Mathematics

Knowledge Exchange

The School of Mathematics works with a wide number of external companies, organisations, charities and government departments on collaborative research projects, consultancy work and student activity.

We are very happy to explore opportunities to work with external organisations, and have a strong track record of doing so in areas such as:


The mathematical foundations of energy system planning and operation; risk assessment for energy supply shortfalls; methods for optimizing operation of electrical power systems; efficient computation in large scale energy models.

Financial mathematics

Financial modelling and optimization; financial risk and asset management including approaches to portfolio decisions; programming and algorithm construction; probability and stochastic analysis.

Statistics and data science

Analysis and programming for a range of applications, e.g. health, economics, environmental; Bayesian approaches to extreme values and sparse datasets; simplex and interior point method solutions to large scale optimization problems.

Multidisciplinary interactions

We can also help to build multidisciplinary interactions with industry across the University. For more information, please contact 


Providing expert advice and bespoke projects to our partners through academic consultancy and dedicated consultancy units.

MSc Student Projects

Find out more about how to get involved with our MSc projects and read example summaries of our varied and interesting topics.

Collaborative Research

Case studies that highlight the breadth of work completed recently within the School of Mathematics that demonstrate impact in our wider society.

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Centre for Investing Innovation

The University of Edinburgh have formed an industry-academic partnership with the global asset manager, abrdn, to deliver innovation in the investment sector. The partnership will establish the Centre for Investing Innovation with funding of £7.5 million over five years provided by abrdn. It will be based within the University's Edinburgh Futures Institute, which is focused on addressing the critical challenges facing society.