ARU’s mission is to transform lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. We are a proud regional university, providing a full range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and undertaking impactful research across health, performance and wellbeing; sustainable futures; and safe and inclusive communities. We work with over 500 businesses across the eastern region and are one of the UK’s leading providers of degree apprenticeships.
The Eastern region is a fantastic place in which to live, work, and do business. And it has huge potential – it is home to world leading research and innovation and some of the best public services in the country. Its business base is broad and varied, ranging from SMEs through to global players in a range of sectors, and its cultural and tourism offer is outstanding. Our region needs continued investment in infrastructure, housing, skills and training, and a strong focus on sustainability, the environment and quality of life. Building on our region’s fantastic foundations, we must all work more closely together – across public, private and third sectors – to create a truly global powerhouse which will realise the great potential we have, and address the inequalities that exist. We welcome the opportunity to be part of the Eastern Powerhouse, working with partners to drive inclusive regional growth that benefits us all.