Announced by the European Commission’s DG Research & Innovation, at the 23rd EU-Japan Summit in Tokyo, the EU and Japan agreed to deepen their cooperation on Research and Innovation (R&I), based on a joint vision.
Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, said: “Europe and Japan must tackle many of the same challenges such as energy security, ageing populations or access to critical materials. So it’s only natural that we also work together closely to find solutions to these challenges. The joint vision endorsed today will take our cooperation to the next level.”
The agreement will build on the strong research ties in areas like ICT and aeronautics and strengthen collaborations in health and medical research, environment, energy and physics. The partners will also set up a joint funding mechanism that will make it easier to finance common R&I projects and collaborate more closely on policy aspects, like Open Science. In addition, an agreement to stimulate scientific exchanges has also been signed between the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and the European Research Council (ERC).
Read more about their co-operation for 5G mobile communications and an overview of the development of EU-Japan relations.
If the answer is yes, then consider the Newton Fund:
The Newton Fund is a £375 million fund operated by the UK’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. It provides £75 million a year for five years, starting from 2014/15, and the intention is that UK funding is matched by partner countries. Through the Newton Fund, the UK will use its strength in research and innovation to promote the economic development and social welfare of partner countries. By working together on bi-lateral and multi-lateral programmes with a research and innovation focus, the UK will build strong, sustainable, systemic relationships with partner countries.
The Newton Fund is part of the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) commitment. The first years of the Fund will cover 15 countries: China, India, Brazil, South Africa, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Turkey, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, Egypt and Kazakhstan.
Find out about current opportunities, which include:
If you are interested in these or other international funding streams, please contact Emily Cieciura, Research Facilitator – EU and International or the Funding Development Officer for your Faculty
Earlier this week Prof. Edwin van Teijlingen presented at Social Science Baha on the topic of research capacity building in Nepal. Together with many colleagues in Nepal and the UK Edwin has been working on a DFID and British Council funded project under the title PARI (which stands for ‘Partnership on improving Access to Research Literature for Higher Education Institutions in Nepal’). The invited presentation has been recorded by Social Science Baha and is now available online here.
The slides used on Monday are available too.
Presentation April 2015 Soc Sci Baha
Prof. Edwin van Teijlingen
The 4th International Conference on Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship (Global Vision, Local Action), is taking place on the 8th and 9th September at the Executive Business Centre . This conference will provide a great opportunity for staff development and an excellent platform for staff to network and engage with like-minded academics for potential research collaborations.