Six new research partnerships looking at ways of tackling the rise of anti-microbial resistance (AMR) have been created with £4.5m investment by the UK Research Councils: BBSRC, ESRC and MRC through the Newton Fund.
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.
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.
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.
The Indian Minister of Science, Technology and Earth Sciences Dr Harsh Vardhan commended the growing UK-India research partnership, as he participated in the UK-India observational campaign to study monsoon variability today in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
UK Minister for Universities and Science Jo Johnson has today (30th June 2016) announced an annual £1 million Newton Prize to recognise the Newton Fund’s best science or innovation that promote the economic development and social welfare of partner countries.
The Institute of Food Research and Jiangnan University have collaborated to initiate a UK-China Joint Centre for Probiotic Research.
The persistence of bird flu poses a serious risk to economic and food security, as well as public health worldwide. A UK-Vietnam collaboration is helping to understand how the virus persists under the radar, to help prevent the next major outbreak.
Understanding the southern Asian monsoon and its effects on the world's climate is the focus of a new UK research collaboration in India.