We wanted to investigate how the People's Republic of China and countries in Africa work together in science and technology.
Given Africa’s projected population growth, management of its environment must be a global priority
It's all too common for local scholars to be sidelined in what are supposed to be genuine research partnerships.
In an era of big scientific collaborations, China's renegade actions have hurt its reputation. As international researchers back away, it may be the country's military that ultimately suffers.
Better, more standardised frameworks are needed especially in Uganda if its universities are to benefit from transnational partnerships.
Working with African universities to effectively become research-intensive could transform sub-Saharan Africa's higher education landscape.
Without change, the trajectory of growth and development in the world will remain consistent with that of the past 80 years.
Africa has recorded a tremendous growth in its output of academic engineering research over the past 20 years. Greater collaboration can increase this growth even more.
Today's scientific research is characterized by interdisciplinary, international collaboration. Awards like the Nobel Prizes haven't caught up.
India will soon have the largest economy in the world. A way for Australia to benefit is to collaborative with universities.
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.
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.
African academics living in the diaspora have access to resources that can really help their peers working on the continent.
Scientists from the developing world perceive current visa rules as a major impediment to professional travel. They miss out on opportunities to collaborate globally.
Financial incentives alone won’t increase research collaboration between universities and business. Academics say they need time, support and an environment encouraging of engagement.
Africa's universities must avoid collaborative programmes with the North that become mere tick-box exercises that only benefit Northern researchers and organisations.
There are a number of stumbling blocks to intra African collaboration. These must be addressed to ensure that research is not duplicated and that findings are shared.
Scientists build on knowledge gained and published by others. How can we know which findings to trust?
A new review of research training in Australia calls for transferable skills to be central to the training of PhD students.
Engagement is not impact, and simple measures such as non-government research income tell us very little about genuine external engagement between universities and industry.