Climate change research

Report finds half a billion pounds invested since 2015

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Gender equality

Get to know the women leading research and innovation for development...

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Newton Fund &
Global Challenges Research Fund

We use science, research and innovation to tackle global development challenges

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Our funds

Newton Fund and Global Challenges Research Fund are managed by the UK's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. They allow researchers and innovators around the world to find lasting solutions to global challenges such as human health, food security and climate change.

Drug resistant causes of Tuberculosis identified

Researchers at the University of Oxford have identified almost all genetic variations that give people resistance to common tuberculosis (TB) drug treatments. The team employed cutting-edge genomic sequencing to identify the genetic causes to drug resistance for the 13 most common TB...

19 October 2021 HealthInnovationNewton Fund

Enhancing the science, research and innovation community across the UK and globally


Rice plantation helps mitigate greenhouse gas emissions

Food and Farming is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. Scientists face a problem: how to ensure adequate food supplies without accelerating global warming. To solve this paradox, researchers are turning to soil. A UK-China collaboration has found that rice plantations in China’s...

Supporting global goals

We use UK Official Development Assistance (ODA) to help meet global goals including poverty reduction, gender equality and sustainable cities. By investing in new research and supporting people and their careers, we aim to develop lasting solutions to development challenges around the world.   


How to work with your university press office

University press offices provide helpful and supportive services to academics across the UK, helping to communicate your research to the world. We spoke to the press officers at Queens University Belfast and University College London to find out more about what they do and how you can get the most...

15 September 2021 FundingHow toImpact