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The Turing University Network

The University of Bath is a member of the Turing University Network, bringing together data science and AI researchers from across the UK and beyond.

About The Alan Turing Institute

Founded in 2015, The Alan Turing Institute is the UK's national institute for data science and artificial intelligence. Named for the British scientist considered to be the father of data science and artificial intelligence (AI), The Turing aims to make great leaps in data science and AI research to change the world for the better.

The Turing's goals are to:

  • Advance world-class research and apply it to national and global challenges.
  • Build skills for the future.
  • Drive an informed public conversation.

The Turing University Network brings together data science and AI researchers from institutions across the UK and beyond.

At present, there are 65 universities in the network, which is open to any UK university with data science or AI interests and expertise aligned with the goals of The Turing's strategy and main aims.

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Get involved

As part of our membership of the Turing University Network, we plan to host a range of workshops, seminars, lectures and other events.

Interest groups

Interest groups allow data science and AI researchers to share knowledge and ideas, spark research collaborations, and communicate emerging scientific concepts to the Institute and beyond.

Theory and Methods Challenge Fortnights

These are intensive two-week events where experts work together to tackle foundational challenges in data science and AI. Each event focuses on a specific theoretical or methodological challenge that has the potential to impact data science and AI at a fundamental level.

Turing Fellowships

Turing Fellows are the next generation of world-leading researchers. They have proven research excellence in data science, artificial intelligence, or a related field, and research interests aligned to the Turing’s Science and Innovation priorities outlined in the Institute Strategy.

Turing Fellows are recruited annually, and the next call will go live in Spring 2024. We are completing the current recruitment round for the latest cohort to be appointed in early 2024.

Early career opportunities

Data Study Groups are intensive five-day ‘collaborative hackathons’ allowing researchers to put knowledge into practice and solve real-world problems.

The Enrichment scheme offers PhD students the opportunity to join us for up to 12 months, enriching their research and making new collaborations during their time spent on the scheme.

The Turing Internship Network is a national engagement scheme between the Turing’s business partners and doctoral students across the UK studying topics with a data science and AI focus.

Find out more about early career skills
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Contact us

If you have any queries or would like to find out more about the Turing University Network, please don't hesitate to get in touch with one of the team.