Science policy and the driving forces behind the internationalisation of science: the case of NorwayMay 16 2013
While the increase in internationalisation of science is well documented, there is less literature that explicitly addresses the driving forces behind this trend. In this paper we investigate the relationship between science policy and the growth of international scientific collaboration. We look into whether overall globalisation trends can explain changes in internationalisation, or whether such changes may be better understood as consequences of organised political efforts within the area of science and research policy. We also focus on the relationship between international collaboration and foreign funding, because the share of research funding coming from foreign sources has risen in most countries. The intention of the present paper is to focus on this issue using Norway as a case study.