The UK is among the world’s top research nations, but its research base can only thrive if it engages with the best minds, organisations and facilities wherever they are in the world. A thriving research base is essential to ensure that the UK maintains its world leading position in research and innovation and to bring benefit to the society and economy of the UK.
This section provides an introduction to UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) international activities delivered under our shared capability. We provide links to our nine Councils' websites to enable you to find further information on relevant topics such as:
- Partnerships: information on how UKRI supports international collaboration via mechanisms such as Memorandum of Understanding and Lead Agency Agreements.
- Multilateral engagement: through multilateral fora such as the Global Research Council and Science Europe, UKRI actively supports international research and innovation best practice and policy development.
- Our overseas teams: in China, India, US and Europe.
By working together through UKRI's shared capability, we can take an overview of the UK's research involvement with other countries, looking across all disciplines and providing a coordinated approach.
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UKRI Research Council International pages