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What is Y-PERN

Research England has awarded £3.9m to a consortium, convened by Yorkshire Universities, to establish the Yorkshire and Humber Policy Engagement & Research Network (Y-PERN).

Y-PERN will widen and deepen joint working between researchers in the region’s universities and policymakers in institutions and organisations, such as Local Authorities, Mayoral Combined Authorities and Local Enterprise Partnerships.

As a novel, network approach to academic policy engagement, a team of Policy Fellows, supported by an independent academic steering group, will broker and connect academic research into policy-making circles based at regional, city/sub-regional and local scales.

For more information about how University of Leeds academics can get involved with Y-PERN, please view the Introducing Y-PERN to University of Leeds academics Sway