Most of the programmes reviewed in this section include collaboration arrangements with various partners. In addition to these, we have some particular partnerships either at institutional level, or tied to particular initiatives or research programmes not described in detail elsewhere. Some of these are:
Our new Life Sciences initiative envisages the establishment of a new Life Sciences campus at Whitechapel, bringing in multiple partners from higher education, healthcare, industry, charities, and government and includes a broad range of partnerships.
There are numerous partners involved with our Doctoral Training programmes. These include:
- The BBSRC London Interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme with Birkbeck, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the Royal Veterinary College, UCL, King's and QMUL.
- The London NERC Doctoral Training Partnership with Brunel, the Institute of Zoology, the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, the Natural History Museum, RHUL, QMUL, UCL, King's and Birkbeck.
- The ESRC London Interdisciplinary Social Science DTP (LISS), with King's, Imperial and QMUL.
- The EPSRC DTC in Media and Arts Technology (also AHRC funded)
- Funding from the Science and Technology Facilities Council for PhD studentships in theoretical physics, particle physics and astronomy.
- The London Arts and Humanities Partnership with King's, UCL and the School of Advanced Studies (QMUL currently has associate membership).
- The EPSRC Plastic Electronics Doctoral Training Centre, run in partnership with Imperial College.
High performance computing networks
QMUL is a member in three out of the six national UK consortia funded by the EPSRC in 2017. These are
- HPC Midlands Plus, expected to comprise 12,000 cores. The partners are Aston, Birmingham, Leicester, Loughborough (lead), Nottingham, QMUL and Warwick. The QMUL lead is Martin Dove (SPA).
- The UK Materials Hub/Thomas Young Centre, awarded £4.5 million and expected to comprise around 18,000 cores. The partners are Queens (Belfast), Imperial, Kent, KCL, QMUL and UCL (lead). The QMUL lead is Martin Dove (SPA).
- The Jade GPU consortium, awarded £3 million to provide a GPU architecture. The partners are Bristol, Edinburgh, KCL, Oxford (lead), Southampton, QMUL and UCL. The QMUL lead is Mark Sandler (EECS).
The HEFCE-funded South East Physics network (SEPnet) groups the Physics departments of nine universities in the South East of the UK. This supports outreach, joint research, a combined Graduate School and a programme of employer engagement to increase the graduate skills base, explore industry-education partnerships, and support employability initiatives.
QMUL are members of the SES consortium (Imperial, King’s, UCL, Southampton and Oxford), which aims to foster collaboration and sharing, particularly around research equipment and research data.
QMUL have recently joined the LIDC, a collaboration between SOAS, the Institute of Education, the Royal Veterinary College, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Birkbeck. This aims to facilitate interdisciplinary research and training to tackle complex problems in international development.