The European Commission is the largest single funder of university research, innovation and mobility in the world. It offers opportunities for collaborations not only with other European Partners but also with partners outside Europe.
Cardiff Met's Research and Enterprise European Office aims to exploit these opportunities and forge strategic partnerships with universities, businesses and other organisations within the UK and throughout the world.
In addition to supporting Cardiff Met's academic community to access European Funding streams, the team also takes an active role in the delivery of some of the projects listed below.
In general European funding across all Schools, Units and Centres at Cardiff Met encompasses three broad areas:
- Research and Development Projects
- Multilateral Transnational Mobility Projects
- Knowledge and Technology Transfer
Although the UK will be leaving Europe Cardiff Met intends to continue and indeed extend its successful engagement with Europe through Horizon 2020, Erasmus+ and the Structural Funds over the remainder of these programme's duration. A statement from Cardiff Met Research and Enterprise on the UK exit from the European Union can be found here.
The European Projects Director (Research), Huw Merfyn Hughes and European Projects Director (Enterprise), Leila Gouran are located in the Research and Enterprise Services European Office on Llandaff Campus.