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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  • Eyes on the Sky as Our White Rose Scientist Develop Space Technologies Read our CEO's latest article http://t.co/ktqDyTIsQb

News & Events

  • News – NIHR CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber is one!

    We invite you to celebrate the 1st birthday of the National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care Yorkshire and Humber (NIHR CLAHRC YH). Over the last 12 months, since its launch, we have successfully delivered our objective of improving the health and wellbeing of the people of Yorkshire [...]

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  • News – Eyes on the Sky as Our Scientists Develop Space Technologies

    Last month, the world held its breath as a washing machine sized space probe bounced above the surface of a dark and icy comet some 320 miles from here. When news broke of Philae’s successful landing – albeit under the shadow of a cliff – history was made. But we do not have to look [...]

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  • Call for Papers: The History and Future of Rationing

    The Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied Centre at the University of Leeds is pleased to invite researchers to submit abstracts for a one-day interdisciplinary workshop on ‘The History and Future of Rationing’ to be held in Leeds on Wednesday 25th March 2015. Forming part of a wider AHRC-funded project Climate change, ethics and responsibilities: an interdisciplinary approach, [...]

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  • 07 Jan

    Dementia research – Where to next?

    Wednesday 7th January 2015 – 10.00 – 4.00pm Mappin Hall, University of Sheffield This final workshop will involve sharing and discussing what we have learnt so far, assisted by expert communicators. We aim to identify actions and ways forward. This event is open to all. We warmly invite people living with dementia, researchers and dementia [...]

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  • News – White Rose Women in Leadership Initiative

    Women are seriously under-represented at leadership levels in academia making up less than 21% of the professoriate and 17% of Vice Chancellors. However, women  are predicted to be the majority of all academics by 2020 although the same projections show that women will not be fairly represented at professorial level until 2070 at the earliest [...]

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  • News – Call for Studentship Networks Application – Agriculture and Food Security

    Closing Date – Friday 5th December 2014 This call sits within the remit of the White Rose Universities Consortium BBSRC DTP ‘Mechanistic biology and its strategic application’. Mechanistic biology encompasses the study of basic life-governing processes at all levels of organisation, from the atomic scale to the whole organism. We are seeking applications from Academics [...]

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 [...]