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.
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.
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.
Celebrating the collective successes of Science and Engineering South member universities in the UK Knowledge Exchange Framework
Two engineering PhD students from the University of Oxford have created a simple online solution that enables GP surgeries across the UK to optimise the delivery of Covid-19 vaccinations to the UK’s one million housebound patients.
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.
Quality-related research funding has been described by the Russell Group of universities as “the invisible force holding up the UK’s research ecosystem”.
Regional collaborations, coupled with sustained R&D investment, can support the UK’s post-pandemic recovery.