Knowledge, Networks and Nations: Global Scientific Collaboration in the 21st Century


The launch conference of the Royal Society's report, "Knowledge, Networks and Nations". which brought together a high-level audience of key stakeholders from the UK and further afield to discuss the role of international collaboration in shaping the future landscape of science.

Webcast video on demand is available for the following presentations, with supporting material available to download as indicated:

The Knowledge, Networks and Nations report, supporting material and further information is also available.

The report was launched at a high level conference at the Royal Society on Tuesday 29 March 2011. Speakers included Professor Lidia Brito, Director of UNESCO’s Science Policy Division; Dr Cong Cao, author of China’s Scientific Elite; Dr Iain Gillespie, Head of OECD’s Science and Technology Policy Division; Dr P Anandan, Managing Director, Microsoft Research India; Dr Nick Fowler, Director of Strategy, Elsevier (transcript of talk here), and the Chair of the Advisory Group, former Director General of CERN and Director of Energy Research at the University of Oxford,Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith FRS. Click on the relevant speaker's name to view their presentation, or view edited highlights of the event here.


Knowledge, Networks and Nations: Global Scientific Collaboration in the 21st Century 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK

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