From engagement and free expression to working in challenging places, find out how we help tackle key issues around the world.
The global migration crisis is a human tragedy with complex causes.
Support to UK Education Providers
The purpose of the British Council’s work is to create international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries, and build trust between them worldwide.
The British Council is committed to modern languages.
Contribution to prosperity and growth
Our work increases UK prosperity by encouraging more people to trade, invest, visit and study,
Shakespeare Lives - A Pan British Council Programme for 2016
The 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death is the most significant moment since the 2012 Olympics for UK culture to make a contribution the UK’s global profile and standing.
The Future of the UK
We have always worked for the benefit of the four nations which make up the UK and promote their unique cultural and educational strengths globally.
Building stability and UK security
Soft power plays an important and growing role in global security.
Engagement and freedom of expression
We represent a broad spectrum of UK opinion – particularly in the arts and education.
Visas and Student Recruitment
International students bring huge academic, cultural and economic benefits to the UK.
Fostering economic development, promoting global security and stability and working in partnership for the long term.