Contient une présentation
Durée : 0h 33m 36s
Langue : Anglais (en)
Production : Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg
Réalisation : Colloques et Conférences
description de la session :
There is no need for long explanations about on-going changes. We read everyday about R&D FDI by multinational firms in both countries. Recent cases such as the takeover of the IBM portable business demonstrate the growth and capabilities of firms in both countries. Simple numbers of master and PhD graduates tell about the relative size of scientific efforts these countries could have in a few years. The fact that China has asked for an OECD review of its ST&I policy is another example of this changing world.
The Executive Committee has taken a clear stand. We do not aim at developing studies on these countries from Europe. What we look for is to develop partnerships with colleagues in both countries on topics and issues relevant both for Europe, and India and/or China.
The Executive Committee therefore believes that it is timely to discuss when and how to foster such collaborations. Should we, as we are doing in 2006 with the US-EU conference in Atlanta or the anticipated 2007 Latin America –EU conference, push toward the joint organisation of a “space” for exchange, discussion and construction of potential joint projects? Should we focus on given issues and, if so, which ones? Should we take a pro-active stand in supporting targeted projects? We have asked European specialists on both countries to describe the present situation of our field, and have asked colleagues from the Executive Committee to introduce the discussion by suggesting possible directions. We expect the discussion to help us identify relevant paths to follow.
Chair: Luis Sanz, CSIC
Rapporteur: Rigas Arvanitis, IRD