We support collaboration between scientists in the UK and other countries, and build capacity and capability in research globally.

With society facing a number of wide-ranging and interlinked global challenges, international scientific collaboration is essential if we are to have any chance of addressing the causes, or dealing with the impacts, of these problems.

Diversifying and deepening the UK's international research partnerships is also important for reinforcing the UK's international reputation for science and research. Research citations are almost 50 per cent higher when institutions from more than one country are involved, 

Our work complements the main UK science funders and learned societies.