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.

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  • We are recruiting a European Public Affairs Director for our White Rose Brussels Office. For full details http://t.co/wV1qaJoB6k

News & Events

  • 18 Sep

    Imaging Life 2015: Postgraduate Symposium

    The Imaging Life 2015 symposium brings together various disciplines and areas of microscopy and imaging technologies. The talks and presentations are aimed at showcasing the very best in imaging technology by experts in their field and will provide an opportunity for postgraduate and early career researchers to showcase their work and foster collaboration. The symposium [...]

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  • We are recruiting a new Director

    The White Rose University Consortium is a strategic partnership between three of the UK's leading universities, Leeds,  Sheffield and York  Since its inception in 1997, the Consortium has generated in excess of £150M in collaborative activity across research, learning and teaching and knowledge exchange initiatives. We are now  looking to appoint a new Director to take [...]

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  • We are now recruiting - European Public Affairs Director - White Rose Brussels Office

    As European Public Affairs Director you will establish and manage the activities of our new European office based in Brussels. You will represent the interests of the White Rose Universities in a range of activities relating to the European Institutions and Brussels based organisations, with a focus on public affairs and long-term research positioning. This [...]

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  • 11 Jun

    Innovation, Whose job is it, why does it matter and how can we encourage it?

    Leeds University Business School Lecture Theatre What exactly is innovation and what does it mean for you and your business? Well let's start with what it isn't. Innovation doesn't have to be about inventing something. It doesn't have to be technical or scientific or even especially creative. Innovation is simply about doing something new, doing [...]

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  • 24 Jun

    USES - Engineering Symposium

    This student led symposium attracts industry, policy makers and academics and highlights amazing research projects as well as creating a valuable networking opportunity. A day-long event which focuses on the benefits of interdisciplinary research. The event is organised by young engineering researchers to showcase their work. Register Here Our aims By running USES 2015 we [...]

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  • 13 Jul

    Innovations in Healthcare 2015

    Join us at Innovations in Healthcare 2015 to find out how your organisation can benefit from our expertise. No win its 5th year, Innovations in Healthcare aims to build on previous successes, bringing together individuals from across the healthcare sector to see why The University of Sheffield is at the forefront of healthcare research and to discuss [...]

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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.

White Rose Libraries

The White Rose Libraries is a collaboration between the Library Services of the three partner institutions of the Consortium. Taking advantage of the geographic proximity of the universities, their similar strategic and operational focus as large research libraries, and the existing links between their researchers, students, and staff, the White Rose Libraries have worked together [...]