The College of Physical Sciences was established in August 2003 as part of the restructuring of academic activity across the University.
The new College combines the traditional with the modern to create a vibrant portfolio. The disciplines within the new College comprise:
- Mathematical Sciences
- Computing Science
- Land Economy
- Geography and Environment
- Geology and Petroleum Geology
Operational activity is through three functional divisions: Teaching & Learning; Research & Commercialisation;and a Graduate School.
The aim of the college is to be recognised as an international centre of excellence for research, teaching and commercialisation. This will be achieved through well founded academic disciplines operating in a College framework targeted at maximising the potential for cross-disciplinary interaction.
The College has an excellent base on which to build in all the disciplines involved, with many excellent current examples of cross disciplinary projects, including Oceanlab at Newburgh for deep ocean research and the Scottish Offshore Materials Centre.