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At the British Council, we promote Northern Ireland's cultural and educational strengths through our programmes in arts, English and education.

We help our businesses, students, teachers, researchers, lecturers and the arts community connect professionally with their counterparts around the world.

According to a recent British Council survey of 500 UK business leaders, 75 per cent fear the UK economy will be left behind because of a lack of recruits coming through our education system with real international awareness.

All our work is aimed at providing our young people, especially, with this awareness and real experience to help them prepare for life in a global economy.

We believe the most successful countries — both culturally and economically — are those that embrace an ethos of open sharing of experience and expertise.

We are a global organisation.

The British Council has offices in 191 cities in 110 countries around the world and we have been operating for more than 75 years.

We have worked in Northern Ireland since 1947.

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