Robert Gordon University

Working Together to Maximise Industry Skills and Competencies

Robert Gordon University is instrumental in driving fundamental changes to the way knowledge is exchanged and utilised by companies. Our core philosophy is to ensure our output delivers real world impact and clear commercial value.

Through regular interaction with industry the university ensures that it remains a leading provider of quality, professional education, bespoke training and consultancy and multi-disciplinary, applied research that is relevant for the energy sector today.


Advancing Skills and Knowledge

Robert Gordon University has achieved international recognition for delivering quality, professional education and for exporting knowledge, skills and best practice around the world.

With extensive expertise in oil and gas, subsea and renewables, RGU offers more than thirty courses relevant to the energy sector.

The vocational nature of our degrees is reflected in league tables, including “Best Scottish University for Graduate Prospects”, The Guardian University Guide 2017.

Delivery is designed with flexibility in mind. Part time, blended learning and supported online study modes provide those already in employment with an opportunity to advance their education without taking time out of their careers.

We hold regular opportunities to visit our beautiful campus and meet with staff.

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Nurturing Talent

RGU is committed to supplying industry with new talent and fresh ideas. No matter the size or sector, our flexible solutions, including one-off challenges, projects and placements, directly embed new knowledge into the workplace and can help your business grow.

These opportunities vary in length, can be paid or unpaid and encompass the full range of professions, including Engineering, IT, Management, Law, Accountancy, Surveying and others.


Solutions for Business

We appreciate that your people define the success of your business. With an emphasis on practical education, our short courses and bespoke training packages can help your team reach its full potential.

Our multi-disciplinary, applied research provides solutions to technological, legal, managerial and health and wellbeing issues, among others. Businesses of all sizes can draw on our specialist knowledge. We will work in partnership with you to understand your specific requirements and find innovative, value-based solutions which help you to achieve your business objectives.


Oil & Gas Institute

We provide the vital link between the oil & gas industry and RGU’s 300+ teaching and research staff. Built up over 40 years, RGU has strong associations with the sector in the North Sea and around the world. Delivering thought-leadership, exclusive facilities, research, training and consultancy services, we continue to offer innovative, practical and financially viable solutions to support the industry in this challenging climate.


Contact Us


Peter Strachan

Professor, Aberdeen Business School


Tel: +44 (0)1224 263426


Oil and Gas Institute

Tel: +44 (0)1224 263526