Research is international and many challenges that we face are global. As well as maintaining the strength of world-leading global research, the University of St Andrews wants researchers to be able to work with the best and most effective collaborators around the world. Our international partnerships and global agreements are key to enabling this.
The University of St Andrews has utilised Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funding for four projects during 2021-2022 to facilitate international partnerships and collaboration led by a Principal Investigator from the University. The EPSRC are the main UK government agency for funding research and training in engineering and the physical sciences, investing around £500 million a year in a broad range of subjects. EPSRC operate to meet the needs of industry and society by working in partnership with universities to invest in people and scientific discovery and innovation.
The knowledge and expertise gained maintains a leading technological edge, builds a strong economy and improves people’s quality of life. EPSRC’s work is complementary to other research investors, including other research councils, government agencies, industry and the European Union. EPSRC actively engage in and encourages partnerships and collaborations across disciplines, boundaries and the world. EPSRC also actively promote public engagement in science, engineering and technology.
The University of St Andrews is fully committed to respecting and fair treatment for everyone, eliminating discrimination and actively promoting equality of opportunity and delivering fairness to all.
The EPSRC’s Policy Framework on Research Data sets out nine expectations concerning the management and provision of access to EPSRC-funded research data. You can find out about the EPSRC Data Sharing Policy and EPSRC Expectations.
EPSRC ODA International Partnerships Funded Projects
- Global Open Source Data Collection Systems Network for Small Scale Fisheries (GoSSF)
- Engineering a low-carbon heat-pump solution for improved fish drying to underpin food security and economic wellbeing around East African lakes
- Addressing Antibiotic Production Capability in Tanzania, Kenya and Nigeria
- Printable and Portable Integrated Photovoltaic-Supercapacitor Unit (PIPSU) for Advancing the Internet of Things Technology in the Developing Nations
EPSRC supports cutting-edge research to address challenges faced by developing countries via the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) facilitated by the St Andrews Global Challenges Forum. This fund address the United Nations sustainable development goals and aim to maximise the impact of research and innovation to improve lives and opportunity in the developing world.