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.

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