New Department for Science needs to drive breakthroughs in scientific research abroad too
In his opinion piece for Comment Central, George Richards, Director, Community Jameel, emphasises the necessity for global scientific collaboration to address major issues like climate change and infectious diseases. He advocates for supporting international scientists with resources, training, and equipment. Partnerships, like those between Community Jameel and UK institutions, such the Jameel Institute at Imperial College London and the Jameel Observatory for Food Security Early Action at the University of Edinburgh, demonstrate the advancements possible through such collaboration. He urges the UK's new Secretary of State, Michelle Donelan, to prioritise funding for these international partnerships, highlighting their benefits for British science and the urgent need to address global threats.