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Impact and place

The Science and Engineering South consortium brings together seven universities with a commitment to research excellence and achieving a positive impact from our activities.

Our members invest in high quality science essential for the sustained development of world-leading research that makes a positive impact on the UK economy, our wellbeing and to the world around us.

Sustained investment in scientific and medical research has helped universities respond to the Covid-19 pandemic through vaccinations and innovative treatments.

Nationwide and global

Sustained investment in research excellence over many years has enabled our universities to help tackle the challenges facing our world through their activities. Our research impacts can be felt across the UK and beyond, with communities across the globe feeling the benefits our our member universities’ discoveries.

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News

Queen Mary’s genes project goes national

A QMUL-led project to improve the representation of British people with Pakistani and Bangladeshi heritage in genetic datasets has reached a key milestone.

Part of the Widcombe Flight of six locks on the Kennett and Avon Canal
Blog

What the Levelling Up White Paper means for research

Does the Levelling Up white paper signal a dramatic geographical rebalancing of research and development spending? Here’s what the experts think.

Feature

Bringing academia and industry together

Each year, NCUB celebrates collaborations between universities and industry in a report highlighting trends in innovation. This year, activities at two SES members are featured.

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Blog

What Spending Review 2021 means for science and engineering

With public investment in R&D set to rise to £20bn, CaSE’s James Tooze takes a look through the highlights of the Autumn Budget and Spending Review.

Publication

The economic impact of the University of Oxford

Almost 40% of the £3.4bn generated by The University of Oxford’s knowledge exchange activities occurred outside the south east of England, a report reveals.

Professor Liudi Jiang, head of Southampton’s Engineering Materials Research Group, is the LOMIS principal investigator.
Blog

Tackling health inequalities through technology

Heath conditions such as diabetes may have a massive impact on an individual, but their prevalence also reflects inequalities in society.

Local and regional

All of our member institutions exist within locations where there are wide reaching inequalities. Some of our catchment areas include communities with among the widest inequality gaps between rich and poor within the UK.

Each of our universities serve unique communities with their own challenges, including areas of inner city London, rural communities in the east of England or the maritime economies of the south coast. Already, our members are ensuring that the impact of their research help to address some of these challenges.

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News

Queen Mary’s genes project goes national

A QMUL-led project to improve the representation of British people with Pakistani and Bangladeshi heritage in genetic datasets has reached a key milestone.

A fibre laser cutting metal at the Zepler Institute. Fibre lasers use considerably less energy than traditional methods and are a key means of decarbonising manufacturing.
Blog

How QR funding supports innovation and jobs in our universities

Quality-related research funding has been described by the Russell Group of universities as “the invisible force holding up the UK’s research ecosystem”.

Publication

The economic impact of the University of Oxford

Almost 40% of the £3.4bn generated by The University of Oxford’s knowledge exchange activities occurred outside the south east of England, a report reveals.