The Built Environment Research Institute (BERI) at the University of Ulster has a strong track record of collaboration with other organisations and institutions on a world-wide basis and works in partnerships at local, regional, national and international levels. Such structures have allowed BERI to bring together leadership and world class resources at Ulster. Working in partnership is a core characteristic of the four respective research centres bringing the benefits of innovation in response to stakeholder needs and fostering a multi-disciplinary approach. Partnership examples include RPP's involvement with the International Centre for Local and Regional Development (ICLRD) a cross-disciplinary and cross-border organization focussing on spatial planning, transportation, economic development, housing and property markets with funding streams drawn from international agencies, national governments and donors. RPP's leading role with TNO in FP7 projects notably BESECURE and COBACORE has created new networks involving major partner organisations throughout Europe.
These networks and industrial collaborations have enriched the research environment of the unit in many ways: through the formulation of problems, sharing of ideas and joint strategies, through access to unique experimental data, through complementarities and synergies of research centres around the globe and through a sustained stream of external funding. Participation in networks and clusters ensures that staff members have first-hand access to up-to-the-date information and are involved in current research issues on a national and international stage.
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