Capacity Building and Development

Perspective

Science diplomacy activities have a long tradition in Europe, though concept itself and the discussion about its benefits have gained traction only recently when diplomatic services in Europe began using the term explicitly.

Perspective

In this article the authors suggest a scheme for making science truly more global, while facilitating equal opportunities for all people to contribute and exchange ideas.

Article

This article emphasizes the potential of African diaspora scientists to advance S&T development on the continent, and specifically suggests the establishment of an African diaspora scientists federation. 

Editorial

The seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations 2030 Agenda have been called a gift to humanity, though much work remains to be done.

Perspective

To go truly global, American research universities are building broad partnerships on the basis of long-term, mutually beneficial, and culturally respectful relationships in selected countries around the world. 

Perspective

It is an apt time for early-career scientists to learn about opportunities at the intersection of science & diplomacy.  

Article

This article argues that science and innovation should receive more attention within European Union trade policy, and vice versa, in order to mitigate risks and help the EU develop solutions to global challenges.

Article

While diplomacy and partnerships can foster progress, they will only be effective when scientific research is embedded in an environment of good governance and functioning democratic institutions.

Article

This article focuses on a particular aspect of science advice: namely when foreign governments or institutions request science advice informally.

Perspective

The Eurasian Medical Education Program was established in 1995 to share clinical and scientific knowledge with Russian physicians in Russia during a time of transition following the collapse of the Soviet Union. 

Perspective

Currently, more than 50 percent of the world’s large telescopes are located in Chile, and by 2022 Chile that proportion could rise to 70 percent of the world’s optic and radio-astronomical observation capacity. 

Article

Astronomers have always communicated and collaborated across nations, exchanging ideas through letters but also traveling to visit one another or teaming up on scientific projects and expeditions.