The British Council connects people worldwide
with learning opportunities and creative ideas from the UK and builds
lasting relationships between the UK and other countries. We are
the UK's international organisation for educational opportunities
and cultural relations and are represented in 110 countries worldwide.
In 2002-2003 alone just some of our activities included dealing
with 2 million enquiries
and welcoming 7 million visitors in our libraries
and information centres, administering over 1 million professional
and academic examinations, as well as helping more than 15,000 young
people take part in international projects.
Our strategic direction is set by our Board of Trustees, which is managed by a Senior Management Team led by Director General David Green. Our funding is a mixture of a grant-in-aid from the UK government and revenue from paid services, all of which contribute to our broader cultural relations objectives.
"The British Council has succeeded in forging strong partnerships to bring knowledge and ideas to some of the most impoverished areas and peoples of the world." James D. Wolfensohn, President of the World Bank Group
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supported have had a major impact on people's lives and their
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