UK and China Ink US$90 Million Research Partnership Deal
At a summit held in London last week, China and the UK agreed to a £53 million (US$90 million) research partnership deal to jointly fund projects on climate change, renewable energy sources and human diseases. An additional £200 million (US$340 million) will be made available to the projects over the next five years. The projects include:
- £23 million for a scientific research program that will help build the basis for services to protect against extreme weather and prepare for a changing climate in Asia;
- £16 million allocated to joint research partnerships, supporting research into marine energy, regenerative medicine and stem cells, atmospheric pollution and human health, and sustaining the soil ecosystem; and
- £14 million of Newton Fellowships enabling Chinese and UK researchers to develop and deepen research collaborations.