Eine wirkungsvolle internationale Zusammenarbeit und ein kompetitiver Forschungsstandort Schweiz brauchen Forschungspartnerschaften mit Entwicklungsländern
Forschungsaktivitäten in Ländern mit tiefen Einkommen haben in den letzten Jahren stark zugenommen. Die EU, die USA und andere aufstrebende Wirtschaftsmächte investieren zunehmende und strategisch in die Zusammenarbeit mit diesen Ländern, um den eigenen Forschungsstandort zu stärken und wissenschaftliche Grundlagen für die Internationale Zusammenarbeit zu nutzen.
PARC - Portal for African Research Collections
PARC (Portal for African Research Collections) is the new meta catalogue for all Africana collections in Basel. For the first time, the collections of the five Basel institutions Basler Afrika Bibliographien, Mission 21, Museum der Kulturen Basel, Swiss TPH and University of Basel will be searchable in a single discovery system.
Water Research for Sustainable Development
Sustainability has been a key focus at Eawag for a long time – and not only since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals. Eawag researcher Christoph Lüthi, for one, has been working in this field for many years.
Research Publishing Is an Under-Recognised Global Challenge
Global systems for disseminating new research, dominated by a few major publishers, continue to restrict access to significant amounts of new research and many cannot afford to pay often high publishing charges. Decades of initiatives to improve access to research have yielded only modest successes. In 2023, the research landscape is shifting. Emerging economies are producing ever more of the world’s research, and some are pioneering alternative models for research publishing. Without significant reform, research publishing—and wider research systems—risk fracturing into regional silos, thereby entrenching inequities and undermining our collective ability to face global challenges. Ahead of the 2023 G20 Summit in India, this paper argues that the G20 is well placed to provide the leadership needed to ensure that research is a global public good by elevating the discourse on research publishing reform and acknowledging that this is not merely a niche concern for researchers but an important global challenge that underpins human progress. It also argues that by advocating for effective policy change vehicles, championing equitable funding mechanisms, and driving policy harmonisation, the G20 can help to dismantle the barriers to research access created by the current publishing system.
Reflections on the value of ‘intermediaries’ for fair and practical collaboration in international development research
Blog by Francesco Obino on the role of 'intermediaries' for collaboration and quality in international development research.