After three decades of a drastic increase in international research collaborations, a break in this trend can be detected: the number of co-publications between the USA and China is decreasing. This development has far-reaching consequences for the global research system, as collaborations and exchanges between these two countries have been the most important driver in the internationalisation of research since the end of the Cold War.

The seminar is organised due to a visit by Prof. Caroline Wagner, The Ohio State University, one of the leading experts on international research collaborations. Further, a report on the latest developments in international research collaborations is presented, authored by Dr Igor Martins and Prof. Sylvia Schwaag Serger, Lund University. The presentations are followed by a panel discussion involving Ms Ingrid Petersson, Inquiry Chair.

The following issues will be in the spotlight: how do these new patterns of international collaborations look, both geographically and disciplinary? What are the causes of, explanations for, but also the consequences of these changes? How may increased geopolitical friction impact Sweden’s and Europe’s research collaborations? What do changed international research collaborations mean for research and involved actors (researchers, universities, funders, governments, etc.)?



13:30 Registration and coffee
14:00 Welcome and introduction, Dr Andreas Göthenberg, ED, STINT

“Research collaboration between China and the US”, Prof. Caroline Wagner, The Ohio State University

Launch of the report, “Shifting patterns in international research cooperation”, Dr Igor Martins and Prof. Sylvia Schwaag Serger, Lund University

Panel discussion

15:30 Conclusion and mingle  


Date: Wednesday 8 November 2023, 14:00–15:30.
(Coffee from 13:30)

Venue: World Trade Center, Kungsbron 1, Stockholm

Registration: Please register by 6 November 2023, via this link.


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