Conflict Analysis Research Centre

The Conflict Analysis Research Centre (CARC) the University of Kent is a multi-disciplinary Faculty Research Centre. CARC is based in the School of Politics and International Relations, but can draw on the expertise of other schools such as History, Anthropology, Psychology, the School of Social Policy and Social Science Research, Law, Health Sciences, and the Kent Business School.

CARC aims to be a centre of excellence in research on conflict by developing original theory and analysis of conflicts and to participate in the development of European and international networks in the field of conflict analysis. It supports creative approaches to conflict management and teaches practical skills of negotiation and mediation to enhance professional capabilities.

It offers training to new entrants to the field, through taught undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and PhD research, but also more advanced training and research on conflict opportunities that generate knowledge transfer partnerships with businesses and multilateral organisations. For more details see,

Bradford University Peace Studies Department

The University of Bradford was the first British university to establish a Department of Peace Studies in 1973, which is currently the world's largest university centre for the study of peace and conflict. It also has a long association with the CRS.

The division has a reputation as a centre of excellence in peace research, international relations, security studies, and conflict resolution, and hosts the prestigious Rotary International Peace Centre. Its research centres' activities focus on disarmament and regulation of WMD, SSR, international development, conflict resolution, participation studies and African studies. For more details see click here.

Centre For Peace and Reconciliation Studies, Coventry University

The Centre for Peace and Reconciliation Studies (CPRS) promotes cutting-edge interdisciplinary research on conflict that addresses the challenges posed by conflict. Its research informs CPRS' innovative educational programmes, for which scholarships are awarded to outstanding participants.

CPRS' consultancy services offer academic and practical expertise within the field and we continuously develop international and national partnerships with other organisations. In addition, CPRS organises regular events and encourages academics, practitioners and members of the public to engage with its activities. Coventry hosted the CRS conference in 2012. For more details see here.

The Richardson Institute, University of Lancaster

Established in 1959, the Richardson Institute has always been dedicated to pioneering research in peace and conflict studies, in the spirit of the Quaker scientist, Lewis Fry Richardson. Based within the Department of Politics, Philosophy & Religion (PPR) at the University of Lancaster, the Richardson Institute is committed to undertaking cutting-edge research on conflict as well as outreach activities with the aim of contributing to the University's excellence as a leading research and knowledge transfer institution in Britain.

The institute aims to be internationally recognised as a world class partner of choice for universities, research centres and civil society stakeholders on peace and conflict research and knowledge transfer activities. For more details see here.

Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation

The Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation (PPCF) is a grant giving trust with Quaker family roots in the United Kingdom. It aims to contribute to the development of a just society based on a commitment to nonviolence and environmental sustainability. The foundation supports projects that seek to influence values and attitudes, promote equity and social justice, and develop radical alternatives to current economic and social structures.

It also supports the development of ways of resolving violent conflicts peacefully, and of addressing their underlying causes, that addresses the pressures and conditions that risk global environmental breakdown. For more details see here.

Michael Nicholson Centre for Conflict and Cooperation, The University of Essex

The Michael Nicholson Centre is dedicated to the systematic study of conflict and conflict resolution. It brings together expertise in the quantitative analysis of war and peace with specialised knowledge in the analysis of disaggregate, event and geographic data as well as field surveys and experimental research designs. The Centre is named after Michael Nicholson, a pioneer in formal and quantitative analysis of conflict and cooperation. Find out more here.