Royal Society pairing scheme opens for 2015

April 28, 2015 | by Rachel Clarke

Each year the Royal Society pairing scheme pairs 30 research scientists with UK parliamentarians and civil servants. By spending time together in Westminster and the researcher’s lab, participants ...

The hidden value of our university research base

April 20, 2015 | by Julie Mercer

One of the fun things about my job is that I get to visit and work with many of our great universities across the UK.  I get to see how […]

Celebrating success at the Guardian University 2015 Awards

April 2, 2015 | by Professor Eunice Simmons

It was great to be at the Guardian University Awards 2015 at RIBA last month where there was a great showing from Alliance Universities.  I celebrated with colleagues from Nottingham Trent […]

A new manifesto for UK research

March 18, 2015 | by Maddalaine Ansell

Article originally published on Wonkhe. The UK’s research and innovation ecosystem is one of our greatest national assets.  From discovering the structure of DNA to finding cures for cancer, univer...

Why is it important that universities and businesses collaborate?

March 17, 2015 | by John Latham

Too often we start considering this question from one side or the other – emphasizing either the responsibility of the university to undertake such activity or the benefit to the […]

Ensuring our research and innovation ecosystem thrives

March 13, 2015 | by Andrew Wathey

  This week University Alliance has published its report on what is needed to future-proof Britain’s research and innovation ecosystem.   We argue that complex interactions are needed to ensur...

Bringing free law services to the local community

February 17, 2015 | by Samuel Roberts

Northumbria University The University of Northumbria at Newcastle has applied 20 years of research into clinical legal education to pioneer an ambitious and modern educational approach: The Student...

Improving the quality of air we breathe

February 17, 2015 | by Samuel Roberts

University of the West of England Researchers from UWE Bristol have advanced knowledge on the complex connectivity of air quality management actions at the local and national level, leading to [&he...

Creating marine reserves to tackle overfishing

February 17, 2015 | by Samuel Roberts

University of the West of England Research at UWE Bristol has been instrumental in major initiatives to tackle overfishing. These initiatives have been effective both in the UK’s own coastal [&hell...

Improving the sustainability and profitability of UK construction

February 16, 2015 | by Samuel Roberts

University of Salford Researchers at the University of Salford are improving the UK construction sector and at the same time helping their partners to deliver greater social and economic benefits. ...