Alliance universities and global challenges – key facts

Our report UK Research and Innovation Overseas: A snapshot of University Alliance provides an overview of Alliance institutions’ activity in developing countries and focused on tackling global challenges.

Alliance Universities work in 95 low and middle income countries around the world – almost two thirds of the total number eligible to receive Official Development Assistance (ODA) – and corresponding with each of the 11 Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) challenge areas.

The top ten countries where researchers and practitioners from Alliance universities’ are working in the developing world:

Over the last five years, University Alliance members produced over 13,000 publications with more than 1,300 institutions in the developing world:

Research and knowledge exchange activity in the developing world is supported by a wide range of sources and partners – those commonly cited in our survey are included in the word cloud below:


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