U.S. Will No Longer Dominate Science and Research

The entrance of more nations into global science has changed the research landscape.

Lab-BeakersWASHINGTON D.C. – A shift in the global research landscape will reposition the United States as a major partner, but not the dominant leader, in science and technology research in the coming decade, according to a Penn State researcher. However, the U.S. could benefit from this research shift if it adopts a policy of knowledge sharing with the growing global community of researchers.

“What is emerging is a global science system in which the U.S. will be one player among many,” said Caroline Wagner, associate professor of international affairs, who presented her findings at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C.

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Source: Matthew Swayne and Andrea Messer | Pennsylvania State University