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11 May 2016
South Africa and UK Establish Research Chairs to Strengthen Research and Innovation

South Africa and the United Kingdom have established the first three bilateral research chairs to strengthen research and innovation capacity between the two countries.

10 May 2016
Climate science project to understand role of the Amazon

Further understanding the links and interactions between the Brazilian Amazon rainforest and the world's climate is the focus of a major new research programme, funded by the Newton Fund

10 May 2016
Agri-food innovation in Turkey: apply for business funding

UK businesses can win a share of £1.5 million to work with Turkish businesses on solutions to challenges in the agri-food sector in Turkey.

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.

26 April 2016
Update on Science and Technology in South Africa - including Newton Fund activities

Update on Science and Technology in South Africa - including Newton Fund activities

26 April 2016
UK Met Office and South Africa Weather Service strategic collaboration Climate Science for Service Partnership (WCSSP) South Africa

The Weather and Climate Science for Service Partnership (WCSSP) South Africa is a strategic collaboration between the Met Office and the South African Weather Service (SAWS). It is an integral part of the Met Office's portfolio of work within the Newton Fund - part of the UK Government's official development assistance (ODA). The aims of the Newton Fund and WCSSP South Africa are to develop science and innovation partnerships that promote the economic development and welfare of collaborating countries.

07 April 2016
Newton Fund supports new marine and maritime partnership between UK and South Africa

Professors Rachel Mills and Damon Teagle have just returned from their first visit to the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) where they initiated a number of areas of collaboration as part of a new partnership between the University of Southampton and NMMU in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

22 March 2016
UK Zika virus funding announced

Research funders MRC, Newton Fund and Wellcome Trust join forces to tackle the global threat posed by the Zika virus.