Collaboration is at the very heart of the GW4 Alliance, which is what makes us greater than the sum of our parts.

Be inspired as we tell you how we worked together to produce biofuels from waste water, address the gender pay gap, improve end-of-life decision-making and much, much more.

Tracking political engagement through history

From ‘post-truth politics’ under Trump, to grassroots campaigning during indyref, political engagement has never seemed more crucial. The Modern British Politics and Political History research community (comprising of researchers from…

September 21, 2016 Read Full Story

Improving end of life decision-making

WHAT PROBLEM ARE YOU TRYING TO ADDRESS?                There is an increasing awareness of the need to improve end of life care, and the challenges of doing so. Much of…

March 16, 2016 Read Full Story

Improving building design to decarbonise the built environment

WHAT PROBLEM ARE YOU TRYING TO ADDRESS? All buildings use materials and energy to perform their functions. The built environment accounts for 50% of global carbon emissions. Meeting our global…

February 16, 2016 Read Full Story

Using algae to clean up mine water

HOW ARE YOU TACKLING THIS PROBLEM, AND WHAT IS THE SOLUTION? Polluted mine water is a global problem. Costly clean-up and remediation activities are often inappropriate because of their high…

November 30, 2015 Read Full Story

Building a world-leading Medieval Studies research community

GW4 Medieval Studies brings together over 67 Medievalists from across the Universities of Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter. This community has developed into a cohesive and energetic research cluster, who are…

November 6, 2015 Read Full Story