Published: 6 December 2013 at 13:37
Anglia Ruskin to host research project backed by British Academy and Royal Society
A Finnish academic has been awarded a prestigious Fellowship to help him to carry out a new research project at Anglia Ruskin University.
Newton International Fellowships are awarded jointly by two of the UK’s national research academies – the British Academy and the Royal Society. The Fellowships are part of a £29million Government initiative to ensure that the UK engages with the world’s most promising academics.
Jukka-Pekka Heikkila will begin his research, focusing on hidden entrepreneurship in East Asia, in January. He said:
Professor Simon Down, Director of the Institute for International Management Practice at Anglia Ruskin, said:
Newton International Fellows receive support in the region of £100,000 each for a two-year placement in the UK. The collaborations and links formed by Newton Fellows will continue to be supported by follow-on funding of up to £6,000 per year, for up to 10 years, to help develop lasting international networks.
Other Fellowships have been awarded to academics at the universities of Bristol, Cambridge, Durham, Edinburgh, Essex, Exeter, Imperial College, the Institute of Education, King’s College London, the LSE, Manchester, Oxford, Queen Mary, the School of Oriental and African Studies, Sheffield, St Andrews, Surrey, Sussex and University College London.