Senior leaders and scientists from Yale and UCL mixed with government ministers, MPs and peers at an event at the House of Commons on 27 June, which aimed to raise awareness of the Yale-UCL Collaborative as a novel research model and example of transatlantic working, reports UCL News.
During his State visit to the UK in May 2011 President Barack Obama pledged to improve research links with the UK. This event showcased the Yale-UCL Collaborative as a leading example of transatlantic research collaboration.
Speaking at the event, Minister of State for Universities, David Willetts said:
“Unlocking the potential of the UK’s Life Science sector is a top priority for the government and this sort of pioneering, collaborative model of global research can play a vital role in that. It is an example of the kind of UK/US collaboration we had hoped for after the Prime Minister and President Obama’s recent announcement and I congratulate the two universities.”