The GW4 Alliance brings together four of the most research-intensive and innovative universities in the UK, all based in the South West (Great West) region. The member institutions are:

The Alliance identifies areas of complementary expertise across our universities and develops research communities addressing major global and industrial challenges.

GW4 universities lead 31 externally funded doctoral training programmes, attracting the world’s brightest and best researchers to the Great West region, improving productivity and strengthening industry and academia alike.

The GW4 is developing flagship equipment and facilities to put the Great West on the map and accelerate research excellence. The Alliance’s central mission is to champion research and innovation for the wider region.