Position Papers

Eastern Arc represents the collective regional research aspirations of the universities of East Anglia, Essex and Kent. As such, it lobbies on behalf of the three universities and other stakeholders in the East and Southeast of England, and champions the interests of all within our region.

As part of this, we engage with policymakers, politicians and others as they develop strategies and policies that affect our region. This includes responding to consultations and setting out our position on current key issues.

One such is the government’s proposed R&D Roadmap. The consultation on this included a number of issues, such as maximising research and innovation and developing research talent. Many of the position papers below are in response to this. The full response can be viewed here.

These position papers complement our overarching strategy for the next five years. This can be viewed here.

We will continue to monitor the external research and innovation landscape, and will set out our position on significant issues as they arise.

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