Prestigious Global Challenges Research Fund “COMPASS” Project launch in Belarus, 22-23 May 2018


The University of Kent, along with its partners – Cambridge University, ADA University, Belarusian State University, Tajik National University, and University of World Economy and Diplomacy in Uzbekistan, has announced the launch date of the prestigious Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) “COMPASS” Project (ES/P010849/1; 2017-21), on 22-23 May 2018, Minsk, Belarus.

The project aims to build partnerships and help develop capacity in research, policy and public impacts, at the top-level higher education institutions in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. GCRF COMPASS belongs to the 1st generation the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) – a £1.5 billion initiative announced by the UK government in late 2015, to support cutting-edge research that address the challenges faced by developing countries across the world.

For more information please contact Professor Elena Korosteleva, PI (, and Dr Siddharth Saxena, CoI (

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