Throughout it’s development the School has enjoyed a close relationship with the Institution of Surveyors, and the spatial information industry in general. The School’s Advisory Board offers advice on matters such as course content and student training. The School has an active research program. Excellence in research output, in terms of postgraduate research students (PhD and Masters) and publications, has been an important part of the School’s ethos from the very start. Our strong research profile has given the School an enviable reputation, both nationally and internationally.