British Council Qatar UK Research Networking Programme gives early career researchers across 20 countries the opportunity to form international connections through fully funded workshops and travel grants. Since the launch in 2013, thousands of researchers from across the various countries have benefited from Researcher Links.
In Qatar, new international collaborations, networks and projects have already been formed directly from the first round of workshops. Workshop themes have been selected to align with Qatar’s National Priorities through the four pillars of the Qatar National Research Strategy:
- Energy and Environment
- Computer Sciences and ICT
- Health and Life Sciences
- Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities
International research collaboration is essential for the global knowledge economy, and it has been shown that internationally mobile researchers tend to be more productive. Furthermore, a shared research interest can help to build trust and relationships between people from very different backgrounds and cultures.