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International research

The scope of our research community extends beyond our regional and national roots; it also encompasses research into issues that affect areas of Africa, Asia and beyond, which have implications for the world as a whole.

Poverty, poor health, climate change, energy and water supply, food security and conflict are problems that can impact us all, so we are working with international charities, companies, universities, government partners and communities to improve our research and share knowledge.

Our international research strategy is focused on developing:

  • Sustainable societies: to effect change where energy, food, water and other resources are scarce; and weak governance and economic models have led to war, conflict, corruption and inequalities.
  • Long-term effective healthcare solutions, tackling health inequalities, reducing avoidable illness and deaths, and enhancing health and care interventions in the community.
  • Sustainable cities and communities by improving air quality, clean water and sanitation, sustainable energy, responsible consumption and production, and engineering solutions that are affordable and reusable.

International projects