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 £160 Million 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 seek new partners on a regional, national and international basis.

Supporting Research

White Rose Universities work together to access funding to implement a variety of initiatives. These include a number of Doctoral Training Centres such as our ESRC funded Social Science DTC  and  our DTP funded by BBSRC in Mechanistic Biology significant support for researchers to access NHS funding ; language-based research platforms, programmes to support early career researchers; the development of e-based research tools and numerous studentship networks designed to enhance collaborative research across the three universities.

Supporting Knowledge Exchange

Translational research, through a focus on collaboration,  has led to the development of a number of significant White Rose led initiatives including: the White Rose Grid e-science centre, the Centre for Low Carbon Futures, the White Rose Health Innovation Partnership and the Technology Seedcorn Fund.

Supporting Teaching and Learning

White Rose initiatives support staff and students across the Universities to enhance their learning and teaching by bringing together expertise and knowledge in offering training, skills enhancement and professional development.
Activities include those provided by the National Science Learning Centre, the National STEM Centre, the Centre for Excellence in the Teaching and Learning of Enterprise and the Gifted and Talented Hub for schools.

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