Collaboration and partnership are key catalysts of scientific progress and engineering innovation. They can also be great for your career.
You could get the chance to be part of collaborations in the UK and overseas, with universities industry and other partners. You may have the chance to visit or spend time working or training other organisations – potentially on a secondment. You may travel to attend or present at conferences.
Our National Science and Innovation Campuses at Harwell Oxford and SciTech Daresbury, built around our National Laboratories, are promoting academic and industrial collaboration. What’s more, through interaction with industry, they translate our research direct to market.
We’ve established a highly productive relationship with the academic community. This is reflected in the enabling support we provide for research experiments and in the hundreds of research grants we fund at dozens of UK universities. We work too with organisations such as the Institute of Physics and the Royal Astronomical Society.
We highly value our UK and international partner organisations, which include CERN, the Institut Laue-Langevin, the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, the European Space Agency (ESA), and our colleagues in Research UK. Some of our staff spend time working in several of our partner organisations. We also represent the UK in major international initiatives and provide expert input to flagship experiments worldwide.
We represent the UK in a variety of international collaborations, providing access to facilities, to plan future facilities strategy, to regulate international collaboration, or to foster international collaboration in strategic areas of research.