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At Nexus we specialise in international research and development by bringing innovative approaches to meet the world's toughest development challenges.

We provide education, research, consulting and program management services to public, private and third sector organisations internationally. Our aim is to improve the world we live in through the work we carry out.
We are an independent organisation funded by commercial business contracts.
We work in partnership with universities and other HEI and research organisations in Europe, Asia and Africa.



We are a small, highly specialized research based organisation, headquartered in Europe and working globally.  We have offices throughout Europe and independent satellite offices in Chennai, India; Cape Town, South Africa; and Edinburgh, UK.

Our network of consultants, researchers & lecturers are highly qualified, experienced, ethical and committed to finding the best solutions possible. They work with partner organisations to tackle fundamental social and economic development challenges around the globe.

We bring extensive experience and understanding of what works to each and every project. As a result, we are able to work effectively in even the most challenging environments.

Our teams work closely with international higher education & research institutions to deliver projects. We are trusted partners to our clients and work collaboratively to ensure safe, sensitive, effective and efficient service delivery.

We work with a wide range of clients including local governments, private and public corporations, multi-lateral donors and national non-governmental organisations.

Our aim is to combine academic strength through research and teaching with an understanding of the needs of business and the commercial world.  Our international education program supports students globally and we take great pride in our Women for Leadership initiative.  

Working Globally

January 2021

Economic growth
Environmental justice
Gender & social inclusion
Ecology & conservation
Monitoring & evaluation
Health and Covid19 response

Starry Sky

Nexus Research Merger

We are delighted to announce the merger of Nexus International Research Institute and the Nexus Foundation

We continue to work with HE Institutions and research centres across Europe, Africa & Asia. 


From April 2022 we will be closing the Nexus South Africa and Nexus Scotland websites and posting all information via Nexus Europe (where we have our headquarters).  This will consolidate our Nexus brand across all nations and continents.  All information regarding our Higher Education courses will continue to be posted on local university sites, their intranets and our social media pages. 

Working with communities around the globe

January 2018

Our Environment & Natural Resources Unit is based in Cape Town.  The Team are working with communities in southern Africa & Asia.

We are delighted to announce continued funding for Nexus Scotland, based in Edinburgh.  The Nexus Scotland Team will be working with universities in Scotland and with the wider Nexus Europe network.  Please see their new at

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Leadership Council

August 2017

Owing to the growth of the organisation we are creating a new leadership council to assist the Executive Director and Board, with five new roles to oversee the governance, finance, strategy and program management of each geographical area.

The Foundation’s new leadership council will comprise:-

Southern Europe Director: Dr Pedro Iglesias

Northern Europe Director: Dr Susan Farmer

Asia Director: Dr Kamel Chettri   

Southern Africa Director: Dr Robert Rushton

Northern Africa Director: Dr Alex Krylov

Universities network

March 2019

The Nexus higher education team are working through the local university networks. Our e-learning and support services will all be available to students globally via this network.



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We operate globally.
Our registered Head Office: Vocieciu str. Vilnius LT-01130Vilnius, Lithuania.


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