With a population of 600 million, South-East Asia has a long history of collaborative research produced with both OECD countries and other South-East Asian countries. In 2013 the citation impact of these countries reached 19% - above the world average - with stronger output growth and impact predicted. This demonstrates a huge potential for creating an important multinational research space and research investment on global ‘grand challenges’.
The ‘South-East Asia Research Excellence and Collaborations Report’ is a bibliometric study highlighting the output and citation impact of five nations, analysing the strengths of 30 institutions and the top collaboration partners worldwide, including the UK. It provides the platform for a panel discussion on:
1. How can developing countries strengthen their global R&D efforts?
2. What are the global policy implications and priorities for research and investment?
3. How can greater international partner engagement build a competitive research base?