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28th September 2016 London

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by Jo Johnson

Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation

Through greater international scientific collaboration we can solve the greatest global challenges

When it comes to science, research and innovation, the UK undoubtedly punches above its weight. Despite our small size and being home to less than 1% of the global population, we account for 3.9% of the world’s researchers, 6.4% of all journal articles and 15.9% of the world’s most cited articles. Our world-leading universities and […]

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29th June 2016 Copenhagen, Denmark

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by Mai Valentin Nielsen

Deputy Head of Science & Innovation - Nordics

SIN and the Social Sciences

When we talk about tackling global challenges or delivering economic benefits to society, the focus is often on technological developments in the natural sciences. And rightly so – we need breakthroughs in clean tech to mitigate climate change and we need new developments in medicine to tackle antimicrobial resistance or dementia, just to name a […]

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13th November 2015 Science and Innovation Network

Dr Emma Hennessey / Dan Carruthers

Deputy Head, FCO Science & Innovation, London / Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Reykjavik

Arctic Circle: something for everyone?

The vision for the Arctic Circle conference is that it should be an Arctic version of Davos and therefore it caters for a wide variety interests. Despite being only 3 years old, the conference has grown into an event with almost 2000 delegates from around 50 countries, and with representation including princes and presidents! It […]

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24th June 2014 Ottawa, Canada

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by Corin Robertson

Deputy High Commissioner to Canada

Escaping the Ottawa Bubble

When I arrived in Canada nearly 3 years ago, one of the best pieces of advice I had was to get out of Ottawa to experience the diversity of culture, politics and geography of this incredible country. This was great advice, and I’ve tried to follow it, travelling as much as my budget (and family commitments!) allow…

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