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Regional and Interregional Cooperation to Strengthen Basic Sciences in Developing Countries: Addis Ababa, 1-4 September 2009
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, För teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten gemensamma enheter, International Science Programme (ISP).
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Abstract [en]

The International Science Programme (ISP) at Uppsala University, Sweden, is devoted to long-term support to institutional capacity building in research and higher education in developing countries, with focus on the basic sciences: physics (since 1961), chemistry (since 1970), and mathematics (since 2002). Both research groups and scientific network activities are supported.

Interdisciplinary and applied research is important in solving a number of challenges facing the world today. Problems related to our environment, the needs for energy and food, access to clean water, treatment of diseases, are just a few examples. However, the basic sciences form the pillars on which applied sciences and engineering are built and without a proper scientific base it is difficult to sustain research of an immediate importance to developing countries.

Funding to developing countries for developing research and training in basic sciences is, however, very limited. Furthermore, in many cases the researchers in these countries experience isolation from the scientific community.

Regional and interregional cooperation is one way to help overcome these limitations and generate complementary scientific research activities, give access to advanced equipment, and increase the human capital needed to conduct MSc and PhD programs of a good standard.

The present volume is the result of an international conference highlighting the importance of regional and interregional cooperation for the development of research and higher education in basic sciences in developing countries. A large number of examples are given of fruitful initiatives for scientific collaboration as well as their successful outcomes.

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Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis , 2011. , p. 423
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Skrifter rörande Uppsala universitet. C, Organisation och historia, ISSN 0502-7454 ; 88
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Natural Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-144478ISBN: 978-91-554-7910-7 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-144478DiVA, id: diva2:393463
Available from: 2011-01-31 Created: 2011-01-31 Last updated: 2016-10-07Bibliographically approved

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