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UK research at AAAS meeting


A host of UK researchers will be presenting their research at the prestigious annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington DC. 

The Research Councils are hosting an international reception at the AAAS meeting on Saturday, February 13, 6:30-8:00 PM in the Palladian Ballroom (Omni Shoreham Hotel).

At the reception we will be discussing, with the guests from around the world, the benefits of international collaboration and the UK’s place as a partner of choice. For a full programme see:

Research Partner of Choice:

  • Excellence - Nine of the top ten universities are based in the UK or US
  • Pioneers - The UK has won 85 Nobel prizes for science and technology
  • First Choice - the UK is the first choice partner for many of the best US researchers

The UK is the most productive country for research in the G8

Research second in the world only to the US for number of citations

2007, UK Research Councils established a Research Councils UK (RCUK) team in the US to create an environment that fosters collaboration.

  • 1% of global population
  • 3% of global funding for research
  • 8% of papers published (productivity)
  • 16% of the world’s most highly cited papers (quality)

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