International Bilateral Cooperations
TÜBİTAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) has launched a new website with an interactive world map feature for more effective international research and innovation collaborations which can be accessed through the link below:
In today’s world it is much more indispensable for nations to cooperate with each other in order to cope with global challenges, such as climate change, immigration, and global terrorism. Besides, high impact research activities are rapidly being internationalized. Holt (2015) reveals the drastic change in the share of internationally co-authored papers published in Science magazine from less than 20% in 1992 to almost 60% today. As the recent UNESCO Science Report “Towards 2030” clearly presents, the share of publications with international co-authors for high-income and upper-middle income economies, as well as mobility of researchers are constantly rising. Therefore, distinctive and outstanding mechanisms are much more needed today than ever to facilitate engagement to global knowledge creation and innovation networks.
This is the main reason behind the introduction of the unique “Interactive World Map” as the most thrilling innovative feature of the website which can be found at the following link:
The map allows an easy access to all types of bilateral and multilateral scientific and technological collaboration programs, including industry-industry, academy-academy, industry-academy and the European Union Framework Programmes (Horizon 2020), by providing a brief but the most fundamental information on each specific call for proposals.
It also gives a benchmark of countries by main indicators for science and technology with additional information on field weighted impact factors and distribution-by-field of joint scientific publications. Given the rising importance of collaboration in “innovation”, the website does not forget to focus on mutual trade data, as a basis for interaction.
EURAXESS Turkey Network invites you to visit this website, hoping it will lead to stimulating and encouraging bold steps for future collaborations in research and innovation internationally.