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Welcome to Research Councils UK

Welcome to the website for Research Councils UK, the strategic partnership of the UK’s seven Research Councils.

Each year the Research Councils invest around £2.8 billion in research covering the full spectrum of academic disciplines from the medical and biological sciences to astronomy, physics, chemistry and engineering, social sciences, economics, environmental sciences and the arts and humanities.

Many activities are undertaken collectively and this site aims to give comprehensive and up to date information on the progress of cross-Council activities and to provide a portal into individual Councils support for research, training, knowledge transfer and public engagement. Follow the left hand links to find out more.

The About the Research Councils menu provides links to information on how the Research Councils operate and the role they play in helping to deliver Government’s objectives for science and innovation. Follow the About RCUK menu to find out more about how the Councils work together, for example in providing submissions to consultations and Parliamentary inquiries.

We welcome feedback about the website. Email your comments to webmaster@rcuk.ac.uk


What's New

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  • Research Councils sign £40 million contract with Fujitsu
  • The seven UK Research Councils, champions of research, training and innovation, have agreed a £40 million contract with Fujitsu Services, a leading European information technology company, for their new Shared Services Centre.
  • 04/02/08

  • Update on the revision of the Concordat
  • RCUK and Universities UK (UUK) have been working with the UK Higher Education sector working group to analyse the responses to the consultation on the draft revised Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers
  • 31/01/08

  • Launch of Beacons for Public Engagement
  • Beacons for Public Engagement were launched yesterday by Science and Innovation Minister Ian Pearson at an event in Westminster.
  • 30/01/08


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