UK knowledge landscape

Improving our understanding of the research landscape in the UK.

The Council for Science and Technology (CST) is investigating the UK’s knowledge landscape. The aim of this project is to build a picture of the whole research landscape in the UK and to develop a stronger evidence base. This will help to inform future strategic decision-making and help the UK to maintain and develop its excellence in research.


We want to understand better how the UK’s research community defines itself and the links that exist between research disciplines. To help to do this, we have developed an online tool to crowd-source data from researchers on the disciplines, dependencies and infrastructure they think make up modern research.


We held a series of exploratory seminars on major science based themes. These seminars brought together academics, funders and business people to explore future opportunities.

  1. Science landscape seminar: advanced materials

    • Research and analysis
  2. Science landscape seminar: energy

    • Research and analysis
  3. Science landscape seminar: space, satellites and astronomy

    • Research and analysis
  4. Science landscape seminar: robotics and autonomous systems

    • Research and analysis
  5. Science landscape seminar: meteorology and climate science

    • Research and analysis
  6. Science landscape seminar: population health sciences

    • Research and analysis
  7. Science landscape seminar: big data, e-infrastructure and supercomputing

    • Research and analysis
  8. Science landscape seminar: life sciences and medical

    • Research and analysis


  1. UK knowledge landscape tool launches

    • News story
Published 9 January 2015
Last updated 15 June 2015 + show all updates
  1. Seminar reports published.
  2. First published.