In the age of the knowledge economy, universities are increasingly expected to play a central role in socio-economic development and to produce highly-skilled human resources capable of contributing to a global society. The British Council provides frameworks and opportunities for representatives of academia and industry in Japan and the UK to come together and find solutions to shared issues in the areas of university-business collaboration and the development of researchers.

RENKEI - the Japan-UK Research and Education Network for Knowledge Economy Initiatives

RENKEI is a new platform for a dynamic partnership between the UK and Japan in industry and higher education to promote social innovation.


Researcher development

Universities in the UK promote transferable skills training to support the personal and career development of their researchers. We provide information and support to stakeholders from industry, academia and government who are interested in the UK’s initiatives and in forging links with their UK counterparts.

For more details of each project, please contact us by email.