Accepted Paper:

Transformative partnerships: Funders' perspectives on research collaborations for sustainable development  

Author:

Claudia Zingerli (Swiss National Science Foundation)

Paper short abstract:

This paper focuses on research collaborations in the early era of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by drawing on conceptual considerations and practical experiences at the interface of science and development policy.

Paper long abstract:

Building on the sociology of international research partnerships (Zingerli 2010) this paper focuses on research collaborations in the early era of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, particularly taking into account the Sustainable Development Goal 17 on global partnership for sustainable development. Adopting a funders' perspective, it puts forward three questions: 1) What are the implications of institutional, historical and social circumstances for research partnerships to emerge in the 21st century? 2) How do structural and institutional conditions shape research collaborations, and 3) what are the prospects and impacts of increasingly globalised research encounters?

This paper draws on conceptual considerations and practical experiences at the interface of science and development policy.

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Global scientific encounters: The quest for sustainable research cooperations