We are a national academy with a global outlook. Engineering research, practice and markets rely on transnational flows of goods, services, knowledge and people, and engineers have essential roles to play in addressing the world’s most pressing challenges, including climate change, global poverty and international security.

The Academy's international interests include developing relations with other national academies; leading debate and public policy projects; promoting UK engineering capability and building capacity in developing countries.

Global Challenges Research Fund

Supports cutting-edge research that addresses the challenges faced by developing countries through challenge-led disciplinary and interdisciplinary research

Newton Fund programmes

Enables science and innovation partnerships to promote economic development and social welfare of partner countries


The Global Grand Challenges Summit 2019, held at the Academy from 16-18 September 2019