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Welcome to Research Councils UK

Welcome to the website for Research Councils UK (RCUK), the strategic partnership of the UK's seven Research Councils.

Each year the Research Councils invest around £3 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.

Our focus is on excellence with impact. We nurture the highest quality research, as judged by international peer review providing the UK with a competitive advantage. Global research requires we sustain a diversity of funding approaches, fostering international collaborations, and providing access to the best facilities and infrastructure, and locating skilled researchers in stimulating environments. Our research achieves impact – the demonstrable contribution to society and the economy made by knowledge and skilled people.

This website gives information about how the Research Councils operate and the role they play in delivering government objectives for research. On this website you will also find details of the various activities undertaken across the Research Councils including the cross-Council programmes, support for research, training, knowledge transfer and public engagement.

 

What's New

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  • Professor Lord Robert Winston goes back to school
  • As part of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) school placement scheme, Researchers in Residence (RinR), Professor Lord Robert Winston visited St Bonaventures Catholic Comprehensive School in Newham, East London on Friday 5 November 2010.
  • 11/11/10

  • Research Councils UK (RCUK) to set priorities for e-infrastructure
  • Research Councils UK (RCUK) have identified e-infrastructure for research as an important area for the future. As there have been a number of recent reviews in this area, RCUK will be convening a group to look at the evidence presented by them
  • 11/11/10

  • Research Councils UK (RCUK) response to REF pilot report
  • Research Councils UK (RCUK) welcomes the findings of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) pilot scheme that demonstrates it is possible to assess the economic and societal benefits arising from research and how this can be achieved across all disciplines.
  • 11/11/10

 

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