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The UK-China Research and Innovation Partnership Fund launched in 2014. It brings the best researchers and innovators from UK and China to tackle the biggest challenges we face globally.

The way we work with China through the Newton Fund reflects our shared position as global science leaders and means that the knowledge we can develop in partnership will generate global development impact. This will benefit the poorest people around the world and contribute to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Given its size, China is central to important regional and global development issues. Global problems cannot be solved without China’s engagement and many of the complex development challenges that China faces are relevant to other countries, including rapid aging, building an effective health system, and addressing climate change (World Bank, 2020).

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Priorities for China

The UK-China Research and Innovation Partnership Fund has identified several priority areas.
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Creative Economy
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Education
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Energy
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Environmental Technologies
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Food and Water Security
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Health
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Urbanisation
FEATURED STORY

New drugs to beat cancers endemic in developing countries

According to the World Health Organisation, cancer is the second leading cause of death in the world. Nasopharyngeal and lung cancers in particular, are endemic in countries across South Asia, such as Indonesia and Vietnam . Current cancer treatments include surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy,...

Local funding partners

Each Newton Fund partnership is unique. UK and international partners work together to devise and deliver Newton Fund programmes.

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OPPORTUNITIES

Funding opportunities

Information about our schemes, funding guidance, what's on offer and our partner matching service.

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Contact the China team

If you are interested in learning more about China please get in touch with our local team.

Richard Baker

Newton Fund Strategic Manager

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Given its size, China is central to important regional and global development issues. Global problems cannot be solved without China’s engagement and many of the complex development challenges that China faces are relevant to other countries, including rapid aging, building an effective health system, and addressing climate change (World Bank, 2020).
0 billion (total population)
0 % of GDP (research & development expenditure 2010-17)
0 million (people in China living below the upper-middle-income poverty line)
OPPORTUNITIES

Funding opportunities

Information about our schemes, funding guidance, what's on offer and our partner matching service.

Related articles

Image of Newton Prize 2019 Chair's Prize winners at London event

UK researchers work in partnership with China on food security challenge Part of £1 million Newton Prize for pioneering research projects Chairs’ Award will extend benefits to smallholders in...

13 February 2020

By Munir Iqbal A new type of avian influenza that can infect poultry and humans, called H7N9, emerged in China in February 2013. Since then, there have been over 1500 confirmed human infections with...

28 August 2020

Results of a UK-China research collaboration led to a China-wide ban on the use of colistin, an important ‘last resort’ antibiotic, in the agriculture industry as a food additive. Four years...

15 October 2020