Getting input from well-connected academics and researchers is crucial to a paper’s scientific impact.
The scientific impact of a research paper increases with every additional commenter who provides feedback – particularly if the comment came from a well-connected academic.
President-elect Donald Trump and Mitt Romney shake hands.
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Could Trump bring a new, unifying approach to negotiating to Washington? His outsider status may present an opportunity to mend fences, says an expert in governance.
Remarkable things happen when academics from the global South work together.
It's important to create spaces where the global South's problems can be presented, debated and solutions developed - including some that can be applied in similar economies.
Collaboration is key.
African academics living in the diaspora have access to resources that can really help their peers working on the continent.
Some changes to visa rules could make travel easier for scientists.
Scientists from the developing world perceive current visa rules as a major impediment to professional travel. They miss out on opportunities to collaborate globally.
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Two simple yet powerful things students can do to ensure that they have a transformative undergraduate experience, no matter where they go to college.
Pokemon Go puts virtual characters in the real world – which is just part of its appeal.
What research into game play and human interaction can tell us about why the newest mobile game craze is attracting so many different people to play.
Of course Africa’s universities need collaboration – but not if it’s merely an imposition of ideas from elsewhere.
Africa's universities must avoid collaborative programmes with the North that become mere tick-box exercises that only benefit Northern researchers and organisations.
Aftershocks from the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union will be felt in Australian research.
Australian researchers engage in collaborative programs with both the UK and the rest of Europe. So what does Brexit mean for those collaborations?
Don’t be lured into collaboration just because it’s what everyone else seems to be doing.
Between 50-75% of all collaborations fail. Here are some tips on how to set up a successful collaboration between academia and industry.
It takes more than protest: demonstrators at a 2012 climate change conference in Doha, Qatar.
How can diverse societies agree on strategies for tackling complex problems? Lawrence Susskind and Ella Kim of MIT explain how role-playing games can help people learn to collaborate.
Scientists need to get comfortable with dealing with people and their feelings.
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Scientists need to be comfortable dealing with subjective views, rather than empirical data, and people's feelings to make progress in addressing climate change.
Manufacturing’s shrinking place in Australia’s economy has cleared space for growth and innovation in new industries.
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In the lead up to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s much anticipated innovation statement, Anthony Arundel highlights the need for the business sector to widen its perspective on innovation.
University of Cape Town scientists work in the Drug Discovery and Development Centre. More needs to be done to keep Africa’s scientists on home ground.
If the continent is to grasp the science and technology revolution, then governments should take the lead in both policy formulation and implementation.
Is this the future of labor?
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The most radical reinvention of work since the rise of industrialization is upon us, as more of us drift toward app-enabled self-employment.
Not so different?
Greater collaboration between medicine and veterinary science would give us a better chance of tackling common health problems.
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Software freebies can help businesses grow, innovate and attract staff -- assuming they've worked out how to protect against the dangers.
Living Data: Evolving Conversations. Exhibition and Forum at the University of Technology Sydney, 2014. Curators: Lisa Roberts and Anita Marosszeky.
We hear so much about the integrity of scientific process and the role of data in driving action on climate change – but what role is there for artists in bringing about changes in understandings? Science…
Creativity ‘does not somehow float free of economic gravity, miraculously aloft’.
The view that art is essentially unworldly and creativity is play has a long history, dating back to the Romantics in the 18th century. According to this view, art must be kept separate from money, lest…
From a single collaborative workspace in San Francisco in 2005, coworking has ballooned into a popular movement, with an estimated 3,000 spaces around the world. Tim Butcher and Julian Waters-Lynch explain…