Civic University Agreements
The University of Exeter is in the process of establishing 3 Civic University Agreements with Exeter, Cornwall and Devon and Torbay. These Agreements will establish how the University will work in partnership with other anchor institutions in the region to help find solutions for society’s most pressing problems.
Civic University Agreement Exeter
The anchor partners of the Exeter University Agreement are:
- University of Exeter
- Exeter City Council
- Exeter College
- Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
The Civic University Agreement Exeter recognises that the University is fundamentally linked to the place and people of Exeter. At the heart of this Agreement is a belief that partnership is the catalyst that sets progress in motion. Partnerships within our City are now more important than ever, as we seek to ensure a thriving yet sustainable economy, healthy and happy people, a vibrant culture and a spirit that connects us all with a pride of place and a determination to keep moving forward together.
Our missions present clear calls to action for the University and our partners:
Support the sustainable and inclusive growth of the city
Deliver a net zero Exeter
Build a city of aspiration and opportunity
Support an ambitious culture and tourism offer
Enhance the health and wellbeing of our citizens
Civic University Agreement Cornwall
The anchor partners of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly University Agreement are:
- University of Exeter
- Falmouth University
- Cornwall Council Council of the Isles of Scilly
- Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust
In May 2021 the Cornwall CUA steering group members agreed a framework for collaboration and alongside this framework, the Steering Group has been considering the priorities for the Agreement and these are currently:
A carbon-zero, high value economy
Enhance the value of Cornwall and Isles of Scilly’s natural environment
Equality, education, business support and entrepreneurship
Strong and healthy communities
Culture and heritage
Louise Osborne, Head of IIB, Cornwall
Civic University Agreement Devon & Torbay
The Universities of Exeter and Plymouth are working towards the development of Civic University Agreements with its partners:
- RD&E Trust
- University of Plymouth
- Devon County Council.
The CUA will lead to these place-based institutions working more collaboratively over shared issues, concerns and ambitions.
Our Work in South West England
Our work in the region covers many themes and topics. Find out a little more about how we are engaging with our region to help drive innovation and tackle societies intractable problems.