• Blog-Series: Courses on Research Collaboration

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.