SCNAT and its network are committed to a sustainable science and society. They support policy-making, administration and business with expert knowledge and actively participate in public discourse. They strengthen the exchange across scientific disciplines and promote early career academics.

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Digitalisation in North-South Research Partnerships: Great Opportunities & Multiple Challenges

Digitalisation greatly influences North-South research partnerships, impacting communication, collaboration and relationships between Southern and Northern partners in multiple ways. Digitalisation has created novel means of communication, has opened unprecedented knowledge transfer channels, and has made digital data acquisition and monitoring tools more easily available. At the same time, we are confronted with new challenges such as data security and unequal access to digital infrastructure, which can potentially increase inequality and division between Northern and Southern research partners.

Eawag MOOC workshop in Nepal
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  • Digitisation