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International science and geopolitics

Shifting patterns in international research cooperation

Goals and us

About us

We are a multidisciplinary research group primarily interested in studying the interplay between international scientific cooperation and geopolitics.

Our goals

Our goal is to examine the evolving dynamics and links between the global enterprise of science and the changing geopolitical landscape.

Our motivation

We believe that there is an urgent need for capacity-building, concepts, and policy advice that will help governments, university administrations, scientists and firms navigate this complex and rapidly changing context, allowing them to balance the benefits of international academic cooperation and openness with potential threats to sovereignty, security, prosperity, and democracy. 

Why matters

Why does it matter?

Science was primarily an individualistic undertaking. It then evolved to become embedded in an institutional setting with the rise of universities in the Middle Ages. It then rose to the national setting as the state became an increasingly important funder and ‘customer’ of knowledge and education.

The team

The team

Did you know?

Did you know...

We used Scopus to collect the data to produce these graphs. Check out our report on the shifting patterns in international collaboration for more details as well as our recent commentary and article published by Issues in Science and Technology

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We are grateful to the following supporters, without which this project would not be possible:
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