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Title Global Research Collaboration: The UKIERI India-UK Initiative – Lessons from Practice for Sustainable International Partnerships
Author Tim Gore


As knowledge development is claimed to underpin the development of globalisation, interest in research collaboration and its internationalisation has become more widespread. This paper looks at the motivations behind, and development of, higher educational collaborations with a focus on research collaboration, and also compares some of the key issues surrounding academic collaborations. It employs current thinking on strategic alliances and in particular on social network and social capital theories to judge how collaborations can best be encouraged and managed. The paper uses the specific case of India-UK relationship as an example and looks at the context and motivation for collaboration in these two countries. It presents the UK India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI) and reviews how this initiative deals with the issues discussed by current writers in relation to collaboration, as well as drawing lessons from the initiative for research collaboration more widely.

Date 16/10/2008
Region(s) Asia, Europe
Countries India, United Kingdom
Theme(s) Transnational Education (TNE) Models
Topic(s) International Students, Regulation, Theory and/or Ideology

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