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Focus

Our universities are committed to supporting research excellence through sustained investment and maximising its impact globally, nationally and locally.

Through coordination of our efforts and resources we have shown how we can leverage our collective expertise to deliver cutting-edge research findings that are helping society respond to its most pressing concerns.

By working together on mutual priorities such as high-performance computingequipment and infrastructure, we seek to enable researchers to achieve things that would otherwise be impossible.

All of our universities invest in high quality science that is essential for the sustained development of world-leading research. Our discoveries through this research make a positive impact on the UK economy, our wellbeing and to the world around us.

Here are our main areas of focus:

Impact and place

Publication

The economic and social impact of Queen Mary University of London

More than a third of the identifiable regional-based impact generated by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) occurred outside of the capital, a report by independent consultants reveals

Infographic showing impact of university of Cambridge
Publication

The economic and social impact of the University of Cambridge

Almost half of the identifiable regional-based impact generated by the University of Cambridge occurred outside the east of England, a report by independent consultants reveals.

University of Southampton Science Park
Publication

The economic and social impact of the University of Southampton

More than a third of the identifiable regional-based impact generated by the University of Southampton occurred outside the south east of England, a report by independent consultants reveals.

Computing

Science and Engineering South

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.

Feature

Crafting culture change

This year is the tenth anniversary of the Research Software Engineers’ community. It’s a milestone for the group – but also a huge milestone for the UK research environment.

(Credit: Advanced Research Computing UCL)
Feature

Research technology professionals – adding value to research teams

When research technology professionals work with your team it makes for ‘happy researchers’ delegates at a SES event heard last month.

Research Data

(Credit: Advanced Research Computing UCL)
Feature

Research technology professionals – adding value to research teams

When research technology professionals work with your team it makes for ‘happy researchers’ delegates at a SES event heard last month.

A network server specialist programmes a computer server in the Data Center at University College London. credit: Alejandro Walter Salinas Lopez
Blog

Research technology professionals: the hidden roles behind research success

Research Technology Professionals play a crucial role in achieving high-quality research outputs. Supporting their career progression benefits the whole research community.

©Diamond Light Source, 2021
Case Study

Research Data Transfer Zone

SES worked with Jisc and Diamond Light Source (Diamond) to establish a coherent framework that will significantly increase the end-to-end data speeds between SES partners and Diamond.

Equipment

(Credit: Advanced Research Computing UCL)
Feature

Research technology professionals – adding value to research teams

When research technology professionals work with your team it makes for ‘happy researchers’ delegates at a SES event heard last month.

A network server specialist programmes a computer server in the Data Center at University College London. credit: Alejandro Walter Salinas Lopez
Blog

Research technology professionals: the hidden roles behind research success

Research Technology Professionals play a crucial role in achieving high-quality research outputs. Supporting their career progression benefits the whole research community.

A researcher snaps a photograph of the recently assembled LUX-ZEPLIN xenon detector in the Surface Assembly Lab cleanroom at Sanford Underground Research Facility on July 26, 2019. Photo by Nick Hubbard.
News

SES members to receive £24m for particle physics research

Six SES members to receive a share of a £60m investment, which supports the next generation of particle physicists.