Research collaboration

Beyond academia, our research is meeting the needs of industry, influencing policy and changing practice internationally. Our work has influence on a national and global scale through collaborations with numerous partners in academia, industry, government, professional bodies and NGOs in the UK, Europe, China, Africa, South East Asia, USA and South America.

We are interested in developing long-term collaborative projects of mutual benefit. There are a range of partnership mechanisms available to suit the requirements of our partner organisations.

  • Strategic partnerships, which provide an opportunity for the development of large-scale collaborative research projects and knowledge transfer through long-term commitment from both researchers and the partner organisation.
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships can offer targeted research projects focusing on a particular business challenges.
  • Joint Industry Projects, where we have a proven track record of delivering petroleum industry-focused research through Joint Industry Projects (JIPs); more information can be found on the Petroleum Leeds website.

We also have strong partnerships within the University of Leeds, playing a leading role in many of the University’s inter-disciplinary research themes, including Cities, Climate Change, Energy, Food and Water.

Consultancy and contract research

If you’d prefer to benefit from our knowledge, facilities, expertise and technology on a consultancy basis, please contact us.

Access our facilities

We are committed to sharing our facilities and associated expertise with external academic and industrial collaborators. Please search our facilities directory or the N8 database, which holds details of all the equipment and facilities across the N8 university partnership. 

Contact us

If you’d like to access our facilities, and work with our world-leading academics, please contact:

Samantha Haynes
e: s.e.haynes@leeds.ac.uk
t: +44 (0)113 343 1859