Russell Group to work with Chinese universities

20 February 2014

Dr Wendy Piatt Director, General of the Russell Group, said:

“Russell Group universities take their responsibility to tackle global challenges, such as public health and sustainable cities, extremely seriously.

“China and the UK face many similar issues and international collaboration is essential if we are to tackle these 21st century challenges effectively.

“China invests heavily in research and innovation and as a result their leading universities and climbing up the league tables and delivering more.

“There are already many existing links and partnerships between universities and researchers in the UK and China and we look forward to building on them further, together with businesses and the UK and Chinese Government.

“Our leading research-intensive universities and academics already have a wealth of expertise and deliver untold benefits for our health, quality of life and environment  - this initiative will help take their work forward.”

Note to editors:

  1. George Osborne's speech can be found here.

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