Research Institutes in United Kingdom

The UK has hundreds of research institutes and leads the world in many fields of research. Apart from the US no country has won that many Noble prizes in the fields of science, medicine, economics and mathematics. In fact the University of Cambridge, UK’s preeminent higher education institution, leads the world’s universities with the most Nobel laureates. There are seven key research councils responsible for funding a substantial portion of the research that takes place in research institutes and universities in the UK. They are the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Medical Research Council (MRC), the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). There are also numerous funding sources directly available in government, the private sector (particularly pharmaceuticals) and the non-governmental sector. In the non-governmental sector there are perhaps only a few organisations with a comparable prominence to Cancer Research UK, which supports the work of more than 4,800 researchers, doctors and nurses throughout the UK, fighting cancer on all fronts.

Research Institutes organisations in United Kingdom
Animal Health Trust
Arthritis Research Campaign
Arts and Humanities Research Board
BHR Group Limited
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
Bristol University Botanic Garden
British Maritime Technology Ltd
British Textile Technology Group (BTTG)
Building Research Establishment Ltd
Burden Neurological Institute
Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Cambridge University Institute of Astronomy
Cancer Research UK
Central Science Laboratory
Centre for Applied Microbiology and Research
CERAM Research Ltd
Chelsea Physic Garden
Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL)
Economic Research Council
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Forest Research
German Historical Institute
Henry Doubleday Research Association
Infoterra Ltd
Institute for Cultural Research
Institute of Ageing and Health
Institute of Contemporary British History
Institute of Zoology
International Centre For Higher Education Management
International Institute for Strategic Studies
Jodrell Bank Observatory
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Medical Research Council (MRC)
Met Office
Modern Humanities Research Association
Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory
National Asthma Campaign
National Centre for Languages
National Computing Centre
National Foundation for Educational Research in England and Wales
National Institute for Biological Standards and Control
National Institute of Economic and Social Research
National Physical Laboratory
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
Natural Resources Institute
Overseas Development Institute
Oxford Forestry Institute
Oxford University Botanic Garden
Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC)
Paterson Institute for Cancer Research
Pera International
Public Health Laboratory Service
Royal Archaeological Institute
Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies
Scott Polar Research Institute
Scottish Agricultural Science Agency
Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department
Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre
Smith Institute
Society for Research into Higher Education Ltd
Strangeways Research Laboratory
TRL Limited
Tun Abdul Razak Research Centre
United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
University of London Observatory
Veterinary Laboratories Agency
Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
Woburn Experimental Station (Lawes Agricultural Trust)