International collaboration key to science and engineering globalization

International collaboration key to science and engineering globalization
International collaboration was more likely to occur among persons working in the for-profit sector, men, and those with higher levels of educational attainment. Individuals who earned postsecondary degrees both in the United States and abroad reported the highest levels of international collaboration. Credit: Thinkstock

International collaboration is a key aspect of the globalization of science and engineering. A recent report and data evaluation released by the National Science Foundation (NSF) showed that one in six scientists and engineers in the United States reported working with individuals in other countries in a given week.

International collaboration was more likely to occur among persons working in the for-profit sector, men, and those with higher levels of . Individuals who earned postsecondary degrees both in the United States and abroad reported the highest levels of international collaboration.

The InfoBrief released by NSF examines the profile of U.S. scientists and engineers who work with colleagues in other countries, the means of communication they used, and the relationship between work activities in their principal job and the extent to which they collaborated internationally. Data are from 2006, the only year data on were collected.

More information: www.acpt.nsf.gov/statistics/infbrief/nsf12323/

Citation: International collaboration key to science and engineering globalization (2012, August 31) retrieved 31 January 2023 from https://phys.org/news/2012-08-international-collaboration-key-science-globalization.html
This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.

Explore further

New data show strong labor market for scientists and engineers

0 shares

Feedback to editors