The APEC Researcher Mobility Workshop, held in Jakarta 1-2 December 2015, identified the lack of data on research collaboration as negatively impacting policy makers in the area of research collaboration and mobility. The Mapping Researcher Mobility in APEC project will be undertaken to map the international research linkages across the Asia-Pacific. Existing data on international joint research publications, which is currently difficult to access and examine, will be analysed. This will enable governments and institutions in APEC to understand the scale, scope and characteristics (including major fields of research cooperation) of joint research collaboration between economies.
The project researcher will utilise existing data from a range of sources to produce a report on the number, scale and scope of collaborations as well as analysis of the nature of these collaborations. In addition, case studies which provide good examples of successful international research collaborations will be shared.
The final report will be presented to the APEC Education Network and uploaded to the APEC Education Network website. The report may be used by economies to support APEC policy discussions, assist universities and research organisations to identify potential research partnerships and collaborative opportunities, and publicise the depth and breadth of the bilateral and multilateral relationships in education and research between APEC economies.