For more than 50 years they have been home to socially aware, radical and disruptive research and education, forged in communities built on equality, respect, and intellectual freedom.
With 50,000 students and £800m in income, the Eastern Arc universities are a significant force in UK higher education. We can count six Nobel laureates among our former staff and students, and all three of our members are in the top ten universities that balance both world-leading research and inspiring teaching.
But our contribution goes beyond academia, and together we bring in almost £2.4bn of economic benefit to our region. Find out more about our members.
Eastern Arc provides a platform for collaboration between the three universities. This takes many forms. For academic research, we’re structured around four areas of common strength.
To achieve this, Eastern Arc has three objectives: