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17 November 2016
Newton Fund backing ESRC-NRF collaborative research on Higher Education in South Africa

The ESRC and National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa are pleased to announce five new collaborative research projects on higher education in South Africa or wider Africa.


24 October 2016
Newton Fund supports second Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Big Data Careers day in South Africa

The UK-South Africa Newton Fund was proud to support the Big Data Careers Day in South Africa in September. 


08 December 2016
UK Chancellor confirms £28 million commitment to UK-South Africa Newton Fund to address development challenges

Additional funding for collaborative research and innovation programmes was highlighted as part of a high-level visit to South Africa by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, to deepen economic ties.

23 September 2016
Minister celebrates successful commitment of £200 million in UK-China Newton Fund collaboration

The UK’s research and innovation partnership with China was given a boost today with the confirmation that since 2014 the Newton Fund in China (known as the UK-China Research and Innovation Partnership Fund) has committed £200 million across 37 joint programmes and supported over 220 partnerships.  

19 July 2016
UK and Kenya launch the Newton-Utafiti Fund

The UK and Kenya launch new partnership to strengthen links in science and innovation through the Newton-Utafiti Fund. The Governments of the UK and Kenya have today (19 July 2016) pledged to strengthen their collaborative partnership in research and innovation and launched the Newton-Utafiti Fund as part of the wider Newton Fund family.

19 September 2016
The Newton Fund promotes UK-Thai astronomical collaboration research

The Newton UK-TH Research and Innovation Partnership Fund launched the first £1.3 million or THB 60 million for promoting UK-TH joint astronomical research. At least 4 projects on capacity building in software and hardware infrastructures and data handling will be funded after scoping workshop in Bangkok.

22 July 2016
Newton Fund supports collaborations between UK and Brazilian scientists in wheat research

A £4M investment has been made to support collaborations between UK and Brazilian scientists in wheat research. The funding (£2M from the Newton Fund delivered through BBSRC, with matched resources from Embrapa) has been awarded to four partnerships between the UK and Brazil. 

06 October 2016
Newton Fund supports continuing research into Zika virus and helping to unlock its secrets

The Newton Fund and the Zika virus were linked before the global public health emergency declaration in February this year, as UK and Brazil researchers have been working together since 2015. The Fund continues to fund research in this area, including fully understanding the virus and its increasing number of disease symptoms. In this news article, researchers have shed more light on how the Zika virus works, by sequencing the full-length genome of the virus from a patient.  

04 May 2016
UK Foreign Secretary visit to Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST)

As part of an official visit to Vietnam, the UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond paid a site visit to the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) on 12 April 2016, accompanied by the British Ambassador and the British Council Country Director. The Foreign Secretary was warmly welcomed by VAST senior management and Newton Fund awardees currently working at VAST.

14 July 2016
Newton-Bhabha Fund update, as part of future UK-India science and innovation collaboration

Ministers agree future of UK-India science and innovation collaboration, including Newton-Bhabha Fund. The Minister for Universities and Science, Jo Johnson, co-chaired the fifth UK-India Science and Innovation Council with his Indian counterpart Dr Harsh Vardhan, Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences on Wednesday 15 June.