Knowledge, networks and nations: global scientific collaboration in the 21st century

Wilsdon, James and et al, (2011) Knowledge, networks and nations: global scientific collaboration in the 21st century. Other. The Royal Society, London.

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Abstract

Science is a global enterprise. Today there are over 7 million researchers around the world,drawing on a combined international R&D spend of over US$1000 billion(a 45%increase since 2002), and reading and publishing in around 25,000 separate scientific journals per year. These researchers collaborate with each other,motivated by wishing to work with the very best people and facilities in the world, and by curiosity, seeking new knowledge to advance their field or to tackle specific problems. Knowledge, Networks and Nations reviews, based on available data,the changing patterns of science, and scientific collaboration, in order to provide a basis for understanding such ongoing changes. It aims to identify the opportunities and benefits of international collaboration,to consider how they can best be realised, and to initiate a debate on how international scientific collaboration can be harnessed to tackle global problems more effectively. From Singapore to South Africa, new researchers and research communities are reshaping the landscape for science and innovation, so long dominated by the USA, Japan and Europe. This report explores this changing geography of science and innovation.

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Other)
Additional Information: Royal Society Policy document 03/11. ISBN 9780854038909
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Subjects: Q Science
Depositing User: Catrina Hey
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2013 08:45
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2015 08:57
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/45410
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