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We are a hub of world-leading universities, committed to achieving positive impacts for humanity through sustained investment in research.

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SES members to share in £100m boost to AI research

Nine new research hubs bringing together universities from across the UK will receive £80m to deliver revolutionary AI technologies, with SES members playing a leading role in three.

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Celebrating communities’ role in science

Universities are regional anchors and integral to their ‘place’ with many examples of collaborating on scientific research with communities. Here are some recent community-led research activities by our members.


Reflections on COP28: how our partner universities are inspiring a green revolution 

Universities and the ground-breaking research from their dedicated teams have long influenced the conversations and change connected to COP. Here are highlights from some of our members’ COP-related research and activities. 

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The economic impact of King’s College London

More than a third of the impact generated by King’s College London’s knowledge exchange and research activities occurred outside the capital, a report by London Economics reveals.

Students at UCL credit: Alejandro Walter Salinas Lopez

SES members to play a leading role in training future scientists and engineers

Some 4,000 students will benefit from a £1bn investment in doctoral training centres for engineering and physical sciences, with SES members lead partners in almost a third of them.