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How do charities support sustainable research in universities?

Last reviewed 
24 August 2017

Our members are committed to supporting medical and health research in universities. They work with universities in different ways; some invest in infrastructure, others support fellowships or studentships.

The British Heart Foundation established the BHF Glasgow Cardiovascular Research Centre to consolidate internationally recognised cardiovascular research groups and to provide a multidisciplinary research environment including state of the art clinical research facilities. Together with the Glasgow Biomedical Research Centre and Wolfson Medical School this helps make the University of Glasgow an internationally recognised centre of excellence.

Cancer Research UK and the Wellcome Trust are working with the Medical Research Council and leading universities to establish the Francis Crick Institute in London. This will bring together a diverse team of leading doctors and scientists in world-class research facilities to find new ways to prevent diagnose and treat diseases. It will also work with industry partners and the NHS to improve global health and speed up the development of new treatments.