Wivenhoe House on the University of Essex Campus

Eastern Arc Conference 2020

‘The changing environment for research: the civic, regional and global university’

We are delighted to announce that registration has opened for the fifth Eastern Arc Conference.

Featuring speakers from Research England, the ESRC, the Wellcome Trust, the  Global Academy and the UPP Foundation, as well as colleagues involved in the first phase of EARC, the conference will explore the changing environment for research in the UK, including:

  • the revival of the civic university ethos,
  • the regionalism of research funding, and
  • the need to engage globally to meet the challenges for sustainable development.

We will also look at the fundamental nature of research collaboration: should we rethink how we work together?

The programme is available on the registration page or as this pdf .

When: Friday 21 February 2020

Where: Wivenhoe House on the University of Essex campus.

The event is free and open to all, however, places are limited, so do register your interest as soon as you can.

Background to the Eastern Arc

Eastern Arc is a research consortium comprising the universities of  East Anglia (UEA), Essex and Kent, With radical founding principles and an open outlook shaped by the travel, trade and migration that defines the southern North Sea region, the three established the consortium in 2013. In its first phase, the focus was on Digital Humanities, Quantitative Social Sciences and Synthetic Biology, supported by leads, fellows and PhD students in each area. It led to significant external funding, and a number of strong links and networks between the three universities.

As we enter our second phase, we are developing a Strategy that seeks to put sustainable development at the heart of our research collaboration, for the benefit of our regional, national and global communities. This will be launched at the conference.