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.

Post-Graduate Research Training

Find out more about White Rose Studentship Networks

Learn more

Find out more about our College of the Arts & Humanities PhD offering

Learn more

Find out more about our Mechanistic Biology DTP

Learn more

Find out more about our Social Science DTC

Learn more

Latest Tweet

  • RT @WhiteRoseBxl: And presentations from @dunkie_c Co-Director of @P3_PlantScience, @EmbersonL Director of @SEIclimate York Centre,… https://t.co/h1xUUzyuqI

News & Events

  • 22 Feb

    Violent State Public Talk

    “The Violent State in Historical Perspective”, White Rose Collaboration Fund February 22, 4pm-5.30pm, G03 Jessop West, University of Sheffield Please join us on February 22 for the first in a series of public talks hosted by a new White Rose Collaboration Fund network “The Violent State in Historical Perspective”. This network brings together historians at […]

    Read More
  • 29 Mar

    1st EPSRC MultiSim Interdisciplinary Workshop on Multiscale Modelling

    29th March 2019, 12 – 5 pm, ICOSS Conference Centre, University of Sheffield
    Information and Programme:

    Read More
  • Internship Opportunity

    We are offering three exclusive 9-month paid internships in Brussels and the UK for students following their final year of study from the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York The White Rose Brussels Office The White Rose University Consortium is a strategic partnership between three of the UK’s leading research intensive universities, Leeds, York and […]

    Read More
  • 14 Feb

    GCRF Gender Network Plus Call Workshop

    GCRF Gender Network Plus Call Workshop 14th February 2019

    Read More
  • 22 Feb

    UKRI GCRF Regional Engagement Event

    Co-hosted by UKRI and the White Rose Universities Consortium. This is one in a series of events held around the UK that provide researchers with the opportunity to: Engage with the GCRF Challenge Leaders (Nicola Lowe for food systems and Mark Pelling for resilience to environmental shocks and change) Hear about live and upcoming ODA […]

    Read More

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 […]