We are a member of the Eastern Academic Research Consortium (Eastern ARC), working closely with the University of East Anglia and the University of Kent on research collaborations and training.
The Eastern ARC is initially focusing on three broad interdisciplinary areas.
A key element of the Eastern ARC agreement is the joint funding of six Eastern ARC Fellows and eighteen PhD studentships over a five-year period.
The Consortium builds on successful partnership bids for doctoral training awards in the natural and environmental sciences and the arts and humanities, and on a range of other bilateral research relationships. We take a five/fifty year view - a commitment to increasing cooperation over the next five years with the aim of enhancing our success over the next fifty.
The three partner institutions are all part of the group of British universities established in the 1960s that have thrived and grown extraordinarily in a relatively short time period, with each celebrating their 50th anniversary between 2013 and 2015. Together, we teach and train more than 50,000 students, supported by around 2,000 academic staff. In the last Research Assessment Exercise, we submitted 1,250 academic researchers to 41 of the disciplinary sub-panels.