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  • Writer's pictureKRISHNENDU KUNDU

British Council has Announced the 2024–2025 Women in STEM Scholarships

News Desk, News Nation 360 : The British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM programme has been launched, according to a statement from the UK's international organisation for cultural exchange and educational opportunities, the British Council, in collaboration with UK universities. This esteemed scholarship is intended for female STEM graduates who wish to study for a master's degree in the United Kingdom. Tuition, stipend, travel expenses, visa fees, health insurance premiums, and English language assistance are all covered by the scholarship. The students can choose from a variety of courses, including those in actuarial science, data science, computer science, pharmaceutical science, mechanical engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, engineering management, and civil engineering management. For female STEM students from India and other South Asian nations, 25 scholarships are set aside. These are spread among five universities in the United Kingdom: Coventry University, Greenwich University, The University of Southampton, Anglia Ruskin University, and Queen Mary University of London. Through immersion in the knowledge of the UK's prestigious STEM fields, the scholarships will enable the recipients to further their careers in STEM and support their capacity to drive research and innovation in their home country.With international research collaborations accounting for 55.2% of all UK publications, the UK is currently ranked third in the world for citable research. To ensure a variety of viewpoints, foster diversity, and spur innovation, women must be represented in STEM fields. In addition to addressing gender disparities, their presence adds distinctive skills to the workforce, ultimately advancing scientific and technological advancement for the good of society. Rittika Chanda Parruck MBE, Director of Education India, British Council, stated that not only is gender equity a good idea, but it is also necessary for human progress. With initiatives like the Women in STEM Scholarships, they hope to give women the financial support they need to further their education and realise their full potential in STEM fields. This will lead to revolutionary change and more meaningfully contribute to the sustainable development goals.

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