Welcome to White Rose

Welcome to The White Rose University Consortium – A strategic partnership between 3 of the UK’s leading research universities, Leeds, Sheffield and York.

Since 1997 the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York have built on their individual strengths by collaborating through the White Rose University Consortium to add value from partnership activity in research, enterprise, innovation and learning and teaching.   Working with a range of partners from the private and public sector, both in the UK and overseas, projects to the value of over £130M have been secured into the Universities.   As the Higher Education sector undergoes numerous changes and challenges, our commitment to creating exciting collaborations remains and we continuously strive to achieve our aims of supporting research, knowledge exchange and teaching and learning.

Post-Graduate Research Training

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  • Our Universities will host an £11M DTP funding 164 PhD research projects over the next five years. http://t.co/2QHmr4ohVS #BBSRC

News & Events

  • News – Yorkshire is leading the way in materials research

    Advanced materials are at the forefront of materials innovation. Designed from first principles to suit specific industrial needs, these novel materials have applications in aerospace, construction, medicine and more. In Britain, businesses that produce and process materials generate an annual turnover of £170bn – which accounts for 15 per cent of GDP. Our nation has [...]

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  • 10 Nov


    The University of Sheffield will be hosting the 5th international BIN@ conference at the Showroom Workstation in Sheffield on November 10th, 11th and 12th 2014. The objective of BIN@ (Business Innovation Network) is to create a trusted and open forum for sharing good practice in innovation, and promoting and supporting collaboration between academia and industry. [...]

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  • 13 Nov

    The Professional Ethics Network – Charitable Giving and the Myth of Win-Win

    Charitable Giving and the Myth of Win-Win: The Ethics of Charitable Giving and the Implications for Charitable Fund-Raising Professor George Newman, Yale School of Management, will be presenting at this Professional Ethics Network Event. “How do we judge someone who reaps personal gains from doing good works? In this talk, I’ll examine cases that appear [...]

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  • News – £11 million training scheme for biological scientists

    The universities of Leeds, York and Sheffield, working together under the auspices of the White Rose University Consortium, will host an £11 million Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) that will fund 164 PhD research projects over the next five years. Research will span three main areas of strength for Yorkshire’s research community: agriculture and food security; [...]

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  • 15 Dec

    Bio-NMR: how can it help your research?

    BioNMR: How can it help your research” This workshop on 15th December 2014 will cover topics including In-Cell NMR, Drug Design and Screening and RNA protein interactions. Download a programme and registration here now.   Bio NMR How it Can Help Your Research

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  • News – Collaboration fund – call open

    We are now welcoming applications to the latest round of our Collaboration Fund. This fund is designed to be a catalyst for strategic collaborative projects and we especially welcome applications from early career researchers or academics who have never been a PI before. We feel this is an ideal opportunity to expand your academic networks [...]

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  • News – Yorkshire is ready for the robot revolution

    Our CEO Dr Julian White talks about how  robots that learn, adapt and work autonomously will revolutionise our society over the next 20 years. Their development is an international race as governments invest furiously to keep up with technologies to support their economic growth. Japan, Germany and the US already lead the way, but David Willetts, [...]

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White Rose Studentship Networks

Studentship Networks

We have the aspiration that funded networks will act as platforms for future funding bids.  We therefore advise applicants to consider how the Studentship Network will align with opportunities from funding bodies (for example the Research Councils’ priorities) and to include this information in the proposal.  You can see more information about the scheme here

Collaboration Fund

Light bulbLaunched in October 2008 and designed to support emerging collaborative activities across the three White Rose universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York.  We run two rounds a year, in Spring and Autumn and award up to £11,000 per project with a total of 8 projects being awarded each year.  You can either see more about the fund here or Dr Nadia Gopichandran  will be happy to help with any queries.

Research Design Service for Yorkshire and the Humber

The National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Research Design Service for Yorkshire & the Humber (RDS YH) supports researchers to develop and design high quality research proposals for submission to the NIHR and other national, peer-reviewed funding competitions for applied health or social care research. This support is provided free of charge. If you need [...]

White Rose DTP Biological Sciences

This Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) brings together the research of the world-class  molecular and cellular bioscience centres at the White Rose universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York.  The collaboration has attracted a £5.7 million investment from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) which, together with additional investment from the partner universities, will support [...]