Open, Collaborative, Resourceful
GW4 is an alliance which combines the intellectual capacity and physical resources of the four leading research-intensive universities in the South West of England and Wales: Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter.
It builds leading cross-institutional research communities whose cumulative impact is enhanced through collaboration and develops strategic partnerships with industry, governments, the arts and civil society. All four universities are in the top 1 per cent of institutions in the world and have a combined turnover well in excess of £1 billion.
The Building Communities programme has funded 35 projects to a total of £654,126.
The GW4 Alliance hosts a high concentration of outstanding collaborative postgraduate research training programmes. Altogether GW4 universities are involved in 22 Research Councils UK funded doctoral training programmes.