The EU is key to research excellence in the UK 

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In response to current debates surrounding the EU membership referendum in the United Kingdom, members of the Centre for Urban Resilience and Energy at the University of Manchester took a group photo to highlight the extent to which their scientific work has benefited from EU research funding.

CURE currently hosts four EU funded research projects (EVALUATE, Triangulum, RESIN and COMBI) with a total value of over 30 million Euro. These projects alone have directly created more than 10 additional jobs in the UK. All of our members have benefited from the activities stemming from these projects as well as other EU research and exchange opportunities.

On a per capita basis, the UK is the second largest recipient of EU competitive research funding and the top performer in the European Research Council (ERC) and Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), which are awarded solely on the basis of scientific excellence (see this report for more information).

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