The Science and Technology network aims to inform British science policy by reporting on developments around the world, by communicating UK achievements to other countries, by encouraging international collaboration and by developing links and contacts for the benefit of the UK research community. Bill Rammell MP, FCO Minister of State with special responsibility for science and technology, sums up the approach of the new S&T network in a Ministerial Statement.
The expansion of the Science and Technology network since April 2001 has more than doubled the size of the network by investing nearly £4m extra to create 30 new full time science and technology positions across the world and a dedicated Science and Technology Unit (STU) within the FCO in London to manage and support this extended network.
The STU produces an Annual Report, which highlights some of the activities of the S&T network over the last year and gives brief profiles of the members of the network.
As part of the effort to promote British expertise in science and technology abroad, the Foreign Office employs a number of officers overseas. Some of these postions are becoming vacant between now and April 2004 and will be available to new candidates. They are influential senior positions that will strengthen this network in one of the world's largest, most dynamic and rapidly expanding markets. For more information see current Science and technology job opportunities.
For more information on the Science & Technology Unit or the Network, please contact:
Science and Technology Unit
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
King Charles Street
London SW1A 2AH
Tel: 020 7008 8288
Fax: 020 7008 8289