South Africa and the United Kingdom have established the first three bilateral research chairs to strengthen research and innovation capacity between the two countries.
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
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.
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.
Update on Science and Technology in South Africa - including Newton Fund activities
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.
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.
Research funders MRC, Newton Fund and Wellcome Trust join forces to tackle the global threat posed by the Zika virus.