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Panel at the ECAS on 30.6.2017: Global scientific encounters. The quest for sustainable research cooperation

In January I organized a panel at the upcoming European Conference on African Studies in Basel. The panel will take place on 30. June at 2pm in room BS004. Together with Claudia Zingerli (SNF), Thomas Laly (University of Zurich), Hikabasa Halwiindi (University of Zambia), and Martin Skrydstrup (University of Copenhagen) as discussant we will elaborate […]

News and Links #3

Calls: ZA: SASAC High-level Systems Analysis Capacity Strengthening Three Week Programme at the Universities of the Witswatersrand and Limpopo for early-career scientsts – Deadline 30.6. CLIENT II – German Ministry of Education and Science call to support  joint research and development projects in the fields of e.g. energy, water management, natural resources – Deadline 29.9.2017 […]

Research and development

Upon entering the debate about North-South research collaborations, I quickly became aware of the fact that such relationships with African partners are often situated in at least two different fields: In the scientific community and the development politics community. What does this difference imply for assessing North-South research collaborations?

Why research about scientific collaborations?

Over the course of my blog entries, I not only want to present recent developments in the field of funding but also discuss some of the hypotheses and topics in the field of sociology of science in a comparative and explorative manner. I hope my approach will over time be used to inform scientists, funding agencies, policy-makers and a wider audience about the trends, patterns and the self-understanding in a growing field of global partnerships.