Promoting collaboration

By forging effective partnerships with national academies, learned societies and international networks overseas, the RSE is helping to:

  • Forge multilateral partnerships that provide researchers in Scotland with the opportunity to build lasting international connections.
  • Facilitate two-way international exchange program, enabling top Scottish-based researchers to collaborate with their counterparts anywhere in the world
  • Promote the exchange of early-stage researchers, giving them the opportunity to experience research activities in other countries
  • Raise awareness overseas of some of the best of the research and innovation being undertaken in Scotland
  • Stimulate collaboration between centres of excellence through joint international events
  • Provide a forum for discussion of international affairs, Scotland’s place in the wider world, and international issues in science, the arts and letters, technology, industry and commerce.

The RSE’s international work aims to develop equitable and multilateral relationships with our partners and international academy networks to address topics of shared interest, such as the Climate Emergency, which is vital to help promote Scottish research and international collaboration globally.

Marcel Jaspars | RSE Vice President (International)

Latest international developments

Highlights from the RSE International team and their work to efficiently address global challenges impacting all levels of society.
The RSE response to the Scottish Parliament Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee inquiry into the Scottish Government’s international work.