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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

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Blog

Recovery can be achieved through empowering our regions – including England’s south east

Regional collaborations, coupled with sustained R&D investment, can support the UK’s post-pandemic recovery.

credit: Jason Hawkes
Feature

Our universities, transforming communities, industries and the economy

Celebrating the collective successes of Science and Engineering South member universities in the UK Knowledge Exchange Framework

Publication

UCL researchers investigate regional variations in research spending

A report published by the Higher Education Policy Institute unpicks assumptions about the spread of research funding across the UK’s regions.

Computing

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News

SES celebrates the DAFNI champions

Six researchers from SES institutions are among 12 DAFNI champions who will get early access to the £8m infrastructure modelling and visualisation platform.

News

SES institutions to benefit from £14 million for HPC services

Researchers across the Science and Engineering South Consortium (SES) are to share the benefits of a £30 million investment in advanced supercomputing services.

News

A Laser Focus on Diamond’s Dual Nature

An iconic material, diamond combines huge aesthetic value with enormous practical worth – and both facets of its character are benefitting from pioneering laser science …

Research Data

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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.

News

Research professionals seek new career pathways from ‘data explosion’

A report setting out scenarios for the future of research may have missed a chance to help carve out a new career path in structured research, a group of research professionals heard last week

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News

Is COVID-19 accelerating the shift towards Open Science?

Changes to academic and research practices are taking place in universities as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic and last week, a group of university professionals reflected on some of those shifts.

Equipment

Case Study

Spotlight On: µ-VIS

Each month we post a new edition to the SES ‘Spotlight On…’ series, showcasing equipment at our institutions, providing information and case studies for interested researchers/industries, and promoting …

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Blog

Using the equipment sharing database to tackle COVID-19

University equipment sharing databases were a response to new grant funding requirements, but Chris Wilkinson reports that the University of Cambridge’s database is taking on added significance in the COVID-19 pandemic.

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News

SES universities take leading role in coronavirus research

Researchers from across Science and Engineering South (SES) member institutions have joined the international response to the coronavirus in an effort to develop treatments, vaccinations and protect communities.