Australia’s R&D expenditure as a percentage of gross domestic product has declined over the past decade.
It’s all in the details: the wide-ranging powers hinge on the yet-to-be-defined ‘institutional autonomy’ of foreign partners that enter into agreements with Australian public universities.
Changes caused by COVID-19 in the higher education sector could alter the power dynamics between African researchers and those from developed countries.
Through their exposure to new trends in knowledge production, African academics in the diaspora can contribute to equipping African students for the global economy.
Global research funding, such as that offered by Denmark’s government, can open doors for African researchers to study abroad and then take their skills home.
Monash will be the first foreign university to open a branch campus in Indonesia. However, academics are divided on how the planned campus will impact the country’s higher education sector.
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.