TECHNE brings together seven universities in London and the South-East, led by Royal Holloway, to provide AHRC studentships and training for the contemporary postgraduate researcher in a fully-formed programme for academic, professional and early career development.

Royal Holloway, University of London | Kingston University | Royal College of Art | University of the Arts London | University of Brighton | University of Roehampton | University of Surrey

TECHNE provides:
  • An environment for students who wish to be intellecutally innovative and experimental

  • Varied disciplinary and interdisciplinary training and networking opportunities

  • Collaborative engagement with 13 Partners in the cultural sector

  • TECHNE offers students rigorous scholarly training and opportunities to develop skills in innovation, critical thinking, risk taking, creativity and communication that are valued in academic and work contexts

Applications for September 2016 entry are now closed.

The next TECHNE Student Congress will be on the 7th and 8th June 2016 at Selsdon Park near Croydon.


Featured AHRC TECHNE funded student 

Giancinto Palmieri

Giacinto Palmieri

The aim is to study the phenomenon of stand-up comedians performing in more than one language, hence translating between them, with a particular focus on English and Italian. This phenomenon represents a still unexplored instance of “cultural negotiation”, an area that has received fresh impetus by the AHRC-funded "Transnationalizing Modern Languages" project.



See all students funded by TECHNE   


‘Techne’ (τέχνη) is a Greek term broadly meaning ‘craft’ but including aspects of specialist study, applied knowledge and creativity. Richard Sennett in The Craftsman(London, Penguin, 2009 p.9) notes that craft in any form entails an “intimate connection between hand and head……a dialogue between concrete practices and thinking”. The name has been chosen for this partnership to consolidate and to underline the relationship between the making and thinking aspects of research across the arts and humanities. 

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