About Us

Who are we?




Scottish Universities Life Sciences Alliance (SULSA)
is a research pooling partnership between the Universities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier, Glasgow, Glasgow CaledonianHeriot WattRobert Gordon, St Andrews, Strathclyde and West of Scotland that is supported by the Scottish Funding Council




Our Vision




SULSA’s vision
is to support and increase the level of high-quality life sciences research conducted in Scotland, so that Scotland is recognised globally as a destination for leading life sciences research

Our Mission


SULSA aims
to enhance Scotland’s vibrant life sciences research community by improving opportunities for collaboration, funding and translational research


Globally Competitive

Making Scottish life sciences research more globally competitive by pooling resources from leading universities

Strategic Collaboration

Strategic collaboration provides enhanced quality, success, partnerships and value for money

Breaking Silos

SULSA breaks down the silos and builds critical mass increasing university capacity, outputs and impacts

Global Credibility

Pooling enhances research, training and global credibility, further raising the level of Scotland’s world-class universities