Our partnerships

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:

Life Sciences

Our Life Sciences Initiative involves working with multiple partners from higher education, healthcare, industry, charities and government, and includes a broad range of partnerships.

Doctoral Training

There are numerous partners involved with our Doctoral Training programmes. These include:

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.

Science and Engineering South (SES)

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.

London International Development Centre (LIDC)

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.