The Newton Fund develops science and innovation partnerships that promote the economic development and welfare of collaborating countries.

The Newton Fund in Jordan is called the Newton-Khalidi Fund to celebrate the Jordanian scientist Dr. Usama al-Khalidi, a biochemist who dedicated his life to teaching generations of scientists and medical students across the Arab world. He believed that only through the promotion of science and technology would the countries of the Arab world have a chance for sustainable development.

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