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UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)

In an exciting new international partnership, the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) have joined forces to use their collective knowledge, skills and regional expertise to tackle global challenges such as extreme poverty and disease, fragile states and displacement, gender inequalities and food insecurity. This follows the signing of an MoU between the UKRI and ARUA.

There are two keystrands of the partnership:

  • The Capacity Building strand with the ARUA Centres of Excellence (CoEs) aiming to build capacity at the 13 Centres, with UKRI will providing up to £8M to the Centres.
  • The Research Excellence strand which will support up to six joint research projects addressing aspects of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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