Forum to address future world water challenges

The forum, Water in a changing world, will be held on 28 June 2018 at the Watershed, Bristol. Academic and water leaders from a variety of sectors will discuss the global water research challenges their organisations need to address over the next 25 years and formulate new collaborative research activities. Panel discussion topics include consumer … Continued

GW4 Crucible alum selected to be a New Generation Thinker

The 10 New Generation Thinkers were selected after a nationwide search for the best academic ideas with the potential to be shared through the media. They will now have the opportunity to make programmes for BBC Radio 3 and other outlets, as well as contributing to wider media through the AHRC. In addition, the scheme … Continued

Opening up GW4’s treasure troves

Now GW4 is launching a season of outreach activities to engage a new generation of researchers and communities with the potential of GW4 Treasures, which combines over 10km of books and 5km of manuscripts and archive materials. GW4’s shared collections cover a huge range of subject areas and provide insights in research areas such as … Continued

GW4 funds data science projects to capitalise on regional strength

Data science is widely acknowledged to be one of the premier strengths of the Great West region, building on university expertise and venerated institutions such as the ONS, GCHQ and the Met Office. The five successful projects have been awarded £21,000 collectively from the GW4 Alliance (the research-intensive universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter). … Continued

We are recruiting

Science-led and evidence-based, the NC3Rs is the UK’s national organisation for the 3Rs, established in 2004 to accelerate the development and uptake of new models and tools that replace, reduce or refine the use of animal in research and testing. We have shown that science and technology focused on minimising animal use or improving animal … Continued

GW4 announces latest funding call for collaborative research communities

Existing GW4 research communities (i.e. communities which have received Initiator funding or have otherwise been established) are especially encouraged to apply. Applications with a focus on the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) or Industrial Challenge Strategy Fund (ISCF) are also encouraged. The latest call builds on a recent review of the Building Communities Programme, which … Continued

Professor Hugh Brady appointed as GW4 Chair of Council

The GW4 Council provides a mandate for the Alliance and is responsible for defining GW4’s strategic direction. The Council comprises the Vice-Chancellors of the GW4 universities and meets quarterly. The appointment follows the launch of the GW4 Vision last month, which outlined how the research alliance will develop pioneering, collaborative endeavours to drive innovation and … Continued