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 £170M 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

  • Reconstructing the Canaletto Room

    A virtual model of the Canaletto Room has been created by the White Rose project Travel and Transport in the CountryHouse which allows viewers to ‘walk’ into the room at Castle Howard, select a painting, view it in more detail and find out more information about it and the artist that painted it. Led by […]

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  • Collaboration Works 

    New White Rose Report published: Outcomes from the Collaboration Fund We have produced a report outlining the outcomes and benefits that have been generated by our academic community through their Collaboration Fund projects. Download your copy of our report  White Rose Collaboration Fund Outcomes Presenting data from 2012 to 2015, collected from 32 projects, the […]

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  • Launch of brand new doctoral training initiative in Yorkshire

    The CArDiNAL Network CArDiNAL is a new initiative to pilot a clinical-doctoral network to support the development of clinical academic pathways for Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals in the Yorkshire region. Hosted by the NIHR CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber, there are 4 participating universities and 5 National Health Trusts who are working together to […]

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  • Finance fragmented?

    Frankfurt and Paris as European financial centres after Brexit White Rose Paper published in Journal of European Public Policy ‘Finance fragmented? Frankfurt and Paris as European financial centres after Brexit‘ Dr Scott Lavery, Leverhulme Research Fellow at the University of Sheffield, has been leading a White Rose Collaboration Fund project on ‘Britain and Europe: The […]

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  • A new Chair for White Rose

    Sir Alan Langlands has been appointed as the new Chair of the White Rose University Consortium. The Consortium combines the strengths of the partner universities – Leeds, Sheffield and York – to add value from partnership activity across research, knowledge exchange, and learning and teaching. Sir Alan will chair the Executive Board, which meets three […]

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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  Claire Pickerden will be happy to help with any queries.

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

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 […]

White Rose University Press

The Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York have collaborated to launch the UK’s first jointly-run university press, dedicated to publishing digital open access books, journals, and other scholarly outputs across a wide range of academic disciplines. White Rose University Press (WRUP) is committed to open access dissemination of research and teaching materials, ensuring academic quality, […]

White Rose Brussels Office

The purpose of the White Rose Brussels Office is long-term strategic positioning of the three White Rose universities to key stakeholders in Brussels to influence EU research policy. The Office will also engage in horizon scanning and opportunity spotting in strategic areas of the universities as well as information gathering. The White Rose universities will […]