Welcome to the White Rose University Consortium

The White Rose University Consortium is a strategic partnership between the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York.

We are always looking for new collaboration opportunities. We are happy to work with you to explore and develop your collaborative ideas.

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Collaboration Fund

Launched in October 2008 and designed to support emerging collaborative activities across the three White Rose Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York.  We run one round a year and award up to £20,000 per project with between 5-7 projects being awarded each year.  You can either see more about the fund here.

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PhD Training

We have 3 main Doctoral Training Partnerships providing PhD training programmes;the White Rose Social Science DTP accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)l; the White Rose DTP in Mechanistic Biology with investment from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC); and the […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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University of Leeds

The University of Leeds is a world top 100 university. It received its charter in 1904. Over 38,,000 students study courses spanning Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, Social Sciences and the Humanities. The University was ranked in the top ten nationally for research power in 2014 REF. The university received €130M in grants in FP7 and a share of €745M worth of collaborative grants. Since 1995 Leeds has created over 100 spin-out companies, employing over 1,000 people with six listed on the Alternative Investment Market.

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University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield is a global community. One of the world’s top 100 universities. Ranked 14th in the UK by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings , it supports over 29,000 students from 120 countries to learn alongside internationally leading academic staff. The world-class facilities support 29 European Research Fellows and strong partnerships underpin participation in over 222 collaborative projects totalling €728M,

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University of York

A Top 100 World University and member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities, the University of York is committed to strengthening its position as one of the world’s premier institutions for inspirational and life-changing research. In the last five years, the University has collaborated with over 700 individual partner universities, research institutions and companies in EU-funded research, across 33 European countries.

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