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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News & Events

  • News - Eight Great Technologies

    During 2014 we wrote a series of articles for the Yorkshire Business Post highlighting our Universities strengths in the UK Government's strategic areas of eight  great technologies. • big data and energy-efficient computing • satellites and commercial applications of space • robotics and autonomous systems • synthetic biology • regenerative medicine • agri-science • advanced [...]

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  • Celebrating International Women’s Day 2015

    Ninety guests were welcomed by the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Cllr Peter Rippon to Sheffield Town Hall to celebrate International Women’s Day 2015. Our theme this year was Closing the pay gap: networks as a driver for change and for the first time, this was a shared event between the University of Sheffield and Sheffield [...]

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  • 21 Apr

    2015 BioSynergy Conference

    Co-hosted by Bionow and Science City York and in partnership with DEFRA, this one day conference will bring together businesses, academia and experts in the life sciences community to inspire your business for further growth and connect with peers and key contacts throughout the industry, enabling you to identify and meet with potential partners. Conference [...]

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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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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 [...]