Research at the Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development is in many different disciplines with a strong interdisciplinary collaboration. It occurs mainly in the profile area "built environment". Collaboration with the surrounding region is in fact a feature of the university's profile.
In Building Quality the research is in the field EcoEffect (a method to measure and evaluate the environmental impact of a property in an imaginary life cycle), and the Urban Climate Space (purpose is to "investigate urban public spaces with regard to their microclimate and its importance for how the spaces are used and experienced").
The subject group Indoor environment conducts applied laboratory research in the fields of materials engineering, applied psychology and ventilation - air quality.
The subject group of Energy, along with Indoor environment conducts extensive research in energy and indoor climate.
The Industrial Engineering and Management related research includes logistics and supply chain management (SCM), outsourcing, business innovation, lean production, work organization and TQM.
In the division Geomatics research is in GIS / GIT (Geographic Information System / Geographic Information Technology), in particular in conjunction with GIS Institute.
The Electronics group’s research is in the fields electrical measurement technology, radio communication, and robotics. In the research experimental work is combined with signal processing and control theory
The research in mathematics is carried out in the fields of algebraic geometry, partial differential equations in mathematical physics, and probability theory and discrete structures.
Extensions are also:
GIS-institutet in Gävle located at Teknikparken, Gävle, and CLIP: Centrum för logistik och innovativ produktion