Why scientists aren't happy about the decision
Two new National Science Foundation grants to Indiana University–totaling $8.6 million–call on long-standing expertise to manage and analyze the networks that power the agency's international research and education collaborations. IU has now earned more than $13 million in NSF international networking awards this year.
We’re entering the era of big neuroscience. In a little over a year, the United States, Europe, Japan and Israel have launched brain research projects with big budgets and bold ambitions. Several other countries are expected to follow suit. But what has propelled neuroscience to the vanguard, and what impact will these initiatives have on the field?
The government of India’s Department of Biotechnology, Indian corporate leaders and Washington University in St. Louis have invested $2.5 million to launch the Indo-US Advanced Bioenergy Consortium for Second Generation Biofuels (IUABC).
Science is increasingly a global pursuit, with more and more collaborations spanning national and continental boundaries. A new analysis calculating the scientific impact of 1.25 million journal articles finds that papers with authors from multiple countries are cited more often and are more likely to both appear in prestigious journals.
Mollusk researchers at Virginia Tech in the U.S. and at the Freshwater Fisheries Research Center in Wuxi, China, are collaborating to promote freshwater mussel conservation, develop more robust and productive pearl-producing Chinese mussels, and possibly introduce a U.S. mussel to China that has the potential to produce colored pearls.
An international collaboration with strong Aggie ties has figured out how to make a longer cotton fiber -- information that a Texas A&M University biologist believes could potentially have a multi-billion-dollar impact on the global cotton industry and help cotton farmers fend off increasing competition from synthetic fibers.
Two innovative universities – Arizona State University and Dublin City University (DCU), Dublin, Ireland – are joining forces to create a new International School of Biomedical Diagnostics, which will offer the first degree program of its kind. The initiative is at the cutting edge of establishing diagnostics as an independent discipline.
A decade-long research partnership between Professor of Mechanical Engineering S.B. Park and his research group and Samsung Techwin has taken another step to expand academic opportunities for Binghamton University students at the international level.