In a global economy, scientists need to see strong international collaboration not as an option but as a means of survival: there’s no other choice.
International cooperation contributes to the advancement of scientific research and discovery by mixing researchers from different backgrounds to create an environment where diverse solutions can be tried and tested. For scientists in Europe and Asia, that has come to mean collaboration with the United States. But, so far, collaboration between scientists in Europe and Asia has been less well developed. That needs to change.