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Diversity of Regional Research Cultures in the Global Science System – What do we know and what needs to be known?

Deutsches Zentrum für Hochschul- und Wissenschaftsforschung Hannover, ResearchGate | Stefan Skupien, Clemens Blümel, Emanuel Kulczycki, Tilo Mathes

Global exchange in the world of science

The world of science is now more globalized than ever. The sciences have become more international and international exchange is considered normal, respectively perceived as a quality criteria. Yet, the rising geopolitical conflicts and their effects on the world of science have shown us that the local conditions for research, as for example the freedom to choose research topics vary substantially.

While we – particularly in the western world – have millions of publications at our finger tips, we still don’t know much about the global variation on what researchers think about their work and how they perceive the conditions of their scientific activities. Since surveys and studies about researcher’s perception focus predominately on Europe, America and Asia, little is known about the conditions for scientific work and scientific knowledge production in the countries of the Global South.

Based on first results of a global State of the Research Community Survey, an international survey developed and conducted by ResearchGate and the Germen Centre of Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW), we aim to discuss what needs to be known of research practices and researchers perceptions about their conditions of work. In light of current global challenges such as Corona, recent geopolitical conflicts and rising tensions for international mobility, we aim to discuss what needs to be known about global research cultures and how such knowledge can contribute to shaping science-society relations.

The event is structured as follows:

1) Short input: Results of Global State of the Research Community Survey (Clemens Blümel and Tilo Mathes)

2) Panel discussion (Clemens Blümel, Stefan Skupien, Tilo Mathes, Emanuel Kulczycki)

 

PUBLIC DISCUSSION VIA WEBEX. PLEASE REGISTER.

This is a digital event. If you would like to attend, please book your spot at guelal@dzhw.eu. Access to the event will be provided after registration by the organiser.

Stefan Skupien

BERLIN UNIVERSITY ALLIANCE

Open Science Coordinator at Berlin University Alliance.

Clemens Blümel

Deutsches Zentrum für Hochschul- und Wissenschaftsforschung, Hannover

Acting Head, Department of Research Systems and Science Dynamics, DZHW

Emanuel Kulczycki

Adam Mickiewicz University

Head of Scholarly Communication Research Group, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland

Tilo Mathes

ResearchGate

Community Relations Manager, ResearchGate

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