The British Council has announced that it is funding 31 new and innovative British-American higher education projects as a part of its New Partnership Fund, an effort to rejuvenate the connection between the world’s two leading knowledge economies.
Chosen from 230 applications, 31 projects have received seed grants of up to £20,000 to kick-start new research, joint course development and faculty and student exchanges. The Institute of International Education, ACE and the UK’s Science and Innovation Network partnered in the selection process.
“The world of higher education has become infinitely more complex, and we cannot hope to successfully navigate this new environment as individual people, institutions, or nations,” said ACE President Molly Corbett Broad. “We have to work together and—most importantly—learn from each other. I am confident that these partnerships will play an important role in helping the United States and the UK address our common challenges.”
Among other goals, the project aims to grow mutually beneficial partnerships in diverse locations in both countries. Boosting collaborations in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields is a particular focus.