Sonia Gandhi with Rickie Patani

University partnerships

The Crick's three university partners bring specialist knowledge, skills and resources, and together we carry out research across a range of scientific disciplines. 

Intro

The Francis Crick Institute was founded through an innovative partnership between the Medical Research Council, Cancer Research UK, Wellcome and three of the UK's leading universities – UCL, Imperial College London and King's College London.

The Crick's three university partners bring specialist knowledge, skills and resources, and together we carry out research across a range of scientific disciplines. 

In particular, university researchers working in the Crick help bring expertise in the physical and clinical sciences.

Through these partnerships, we have created new opportunities for researchers, students and clinicians at the Crick and our university partners – enabling attachments, new collaborations, career development and networking opportunities.

It’s an important part of our aim to pursue discovery without boundaries, to be open to ideas and to collaborate creatively to advance UK science and innovation.