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Swedish researchers failing to benefit from important research collaborations in the emerging economies
Monday, 28 January 2013
Swedish researchers are failing to cooperate with strong and emerging
vital research countries such as South Korea and Singapore.
In the past years, these countries have leap - froged to become strong
forces in various areas of research which Sweden though that they had
an edge. This has bemused Sweden such that today, universities,
researchers, and politicians are trying to seek means of developing
working relations with those countries.
According to Lennart Stenberg, who authored the report, speaking to
radio Sweden he said that he believes one reason why the Swedish
research failed to collaborate with strong and emerging important parts
of the world has to do with much emphasis in ten past years on European
"The fact that there have been as good possibilities to get money for
collaborations in Europe, it has worked to the disadvantage of
developing cooperation with other parts of the world, I think that is
absolutely inevitable. Absolutely nothing bad to say about co-operation
in Europe, we must be firmly on the map of Europe, if we are able to
work globally, but I think it is time now to expand the field of in
vision," he said to radio Sweden.
International collaboration is now a necessity for researchers,
according to Lennart Stenberg - the only way to keep up in the research
front is to have direct collaboration with colleagues in other parts of
the world - to share results with each other, write articles together.
Moreover, the research front is increasingly in the Asian countries.
South Korea is a country of great important with technology companies
such as Samsung and Hyundai - where technology research has taken giant
strides in recent years. However, it is rare for Swedish researchers
publishing articles along with South Koreans.
Few Swedes also have jointly published with researchers in
Singapore, a country that, despite its small size, is evolving into
what Lennart Stenberg call a node in a global knowledge system: The
country has dome much to establish contacts with key research
institutions abroad and recruit outstanding researchers from abroad,
according to radio Sweden.
by Scancomark.com Team
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