Globalisation of innovation policies

Policy Profiles

Internationalisation of universities and public research

Internationalisation is an increasingly important dimension of higher education and public research in OECD and partner countries. In line with economic globalisation, research co-operation and academic mobility have internationalised sharply in recent decades. With new technologies, collaborators in different countries can communicate easily and cheaply, and it is easier than ever before to obtain information about research communities in other countries. Read more...

International mobility of the highly skilled

The international mobility of highly skilled individuals plays an important role in shaping national innovation systems. It is widely acknowledged that mobile talent contributes to the creation and diffusion of knowledge, particularly tacit knowledge as it is often shared through direct personal interactions. Read more...

Cross-border science, technology and innovation governance arrangements

Cross-border governance of science, technology and innovation (STI) involves the partial or total delegation of policy making from the national to the international level. It implies, among other things, international co-ordination of national policy initiatives, removal of obstacles to the movement of resources, setting of international standards and regulations, and transfer of authority to intergovernmental organisations or supranational structures. Read more...