About GSK

We are a science-led global healthcare company researching and developing a broad range of pharmaceuticals, vaccines and healthcare products, working in over 150 countries.

We are dedicated to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better, and live longer.

What we do

Research and development science is a fundamental part of our work. Together with other like-minded companies, and our corporate partners, we are committing our people and our resources to develop life-saving medicines, vaccines and products for the World Health Organisation’s biggest health-threats: HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. We also make many essential household products, such as toothpastes, mouthwashes and sports nutrition products.

Why is science education so important to us?

 "Children need something to aspire to. Few of them understand that they could be the person that cures cancer." Philip, teaching 5-11 year-olds

We are 100 % committed to education.

We’ve been passionate about science education for many years. Globally, GSK helps fund and support more than 40 education programmes. 

We celebrate the very best of what GSK does through our curriculum-linked programme and resources. We want to inspire each and every student to embrace the magic of science, encouraging them to explore the amazing opportunities on offer as they get to grips with science in the classroom. And we’re even more ambitious! By demonstrating science-in-action and profiling the work of different scientists, we want to go beyond the boundaries of the school curriculum and reveal the wonderful possibilities that a career in science can offer.

Who are our partners?

GSK is proud to be a corporate member of The Royal Botanical Gardens Kew, The Natural History Museum and the Science Museum. In addition to corporate membership, GSK is the main sponsor of the 'Who am I' Gallery at the Science Museum and continues to work closely with the Science Museum to develop new and exciting exhibits.  

As a signatory of the British government’s Your Life campaign, GSK has pledged its support to get more young people – particularly girls – participating in science and maths at school and beyond. We sponsor the Maths and Physics Chairs programme, an initiative to recruit maths and physics teachers with high-level subject expertise in non-selective state schools. This year we are supporting one scientist – Richard – who has been teaching in Hounslow. 

In the USA, GSK is proud to have a long-standing relationship with the Franklin Institute and the PACTs programme. Together through this programme, we provide year-round science enrichment and career development to diverse students. We also support the Philadelphia Science Fair, which offers thousands of young people the opportunity to speak to a scientist and have hands-on scientific experience. Also, GSK has invested in the North Carolina New Schools programme for over a decade to support effective delivery and scaling of STEM education, including an annual STEM conference for educators.

If you would like to know more about what we do, visit gsk.com