Cambridge-Africa

Russell Group calls for more Africa-UK research mobility

8 November 2018

The governments of the UK and African countries should encourage researchers’ mobility between their territories, the group of UK research-intensive universities has said, amid intensified efforts to boost their research collaboration.

Dr Hollie Chandler writes about the importance of building research partnerships between Russell Group universities and their African counterparts.

HEPI’s decision to theme its upcoming annual lecture on African higher education is welcome. From a UK perspective, there has been far less discussion on research and education in Africa than other continents, including across the Atlantic and in Asia. Yet there is huge potential for African and UK universities to collaborate more closely and such partnerships are becoming increasingly important.

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