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European Networks

Warwick is proud to be a member of a number of prestigious networks in Europe. These networks provide Warwick with a wealth of opportunities to effectively engage with higher education providers, researchers, policy-makers, industry and other actors across Europe.

The Guild of European Research-Intensive UniversitiesGuild

Founded in 2016, The Guild comprises twenty-one of Europe’s most distinguished research-intensive universities in sixteen countries, and is dedicated to enhancing the voice of academic institutions, their researchers and their students. The Guild is committed to the pursuit of excellence, the importance of truth-seeking and trust-building as the foundation of public life, and the creation of new knowledge for the benefit of society, culture, and economic growth. 

As a founding member of The Guild, Warwick has benefitted from the development of The Guild’s reputation as a constructive voice in research policymaking in Brussels. The Guild’s focus on representing excellent, modern research-intensive universities has meant that Warwick’s priorities have been well represented in Europe. With the UK’s departure from the EU, The Guild will continue to provide Warwick with a voice in Brussels and it offers opportunities for our researchers to build closer ties to their counterparts. 

If you are a Warwick staff member, find out more here 

Friends of EuropeFOE

Warwick is proud to be a member of Friends of Europe, a leading think tank that connects people across Europe to stimulate debate and trigger changes, with the aim of creating a more inclusive, sustainable and forward-looking Europe. It provides a bridge between policy, policy makers and users of policy, such as citizens, government and industry, taking an interconnected approach to examining issues and identifying solutions. This emphasis is reflected in its diverse membership of around 230 organisations ranging from companies of all sizes, to international institutions, NGOs, universities and diplomatic missions. 

 Friends of Europe focusses its work in the following areas: 

 If you are a Warwick staff member, find out more here 


Warwick has a longstanding membership of Science|Business, a highly respected organisation which exists to bring together three worlds which should work together but too often stumble apart: industry, research and policy. The Science|Business network of universities, companies, and research and policy organisations is a uniquely powerful forum for driving innovation forward.  

The network offers its members to meet regularly, in public and in private, to discuss latest developments in R&I policy and practice, including the present and future Framework Programmes. In parallel, through the news service, events programme and high-impact reports & white papers, it enables members to transmit and amplify messages to an international audience of decision makers.  

If you are a Warwick staff member, find out more here. 

UK Research Office (UKRO)UKRO

Warwick is a subscriber to the UK Research Office (UKRO), the European office of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRO delivers a subscription-based advisory service for UK research organisations, offering a unique partnership between its subscribers and UKRI. UKRO's mission is to support the UK research community in accessing EU-funded research, innovation and higher education funding and activities. It provides the UK National Contact Points for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) and the European Research Council (ERC), each providing a dedicated helpdesk, website and specialised information and training events.

Warwick's membership to UKRO provides us with a range of services. If you are a Warwick staff member, find out more here.