17 October 2018 - 18 October 2018
Hanover, Germany

EFC Research Forum Conference 2018: Thinking Beyond National Borders

Prof. Dr. Nebojsa Nakicenovic speaking on science diplomacy in the face of new nationalism at EFC's Research Forum Conference

© City of Hanover

© City of Hanover

International collaboration can add significant value, from achieving more impactful research and nurturing international partnerships to addressing common problems and building capacity within the research sector. However, these opportunities – and their attendant challenges – are set against a changing international research environment. Increasing competition for resources, reactions to complex global issues, and the backlash against globalization have brought more inward-looking policies in many parts of the world. In this context, conference participants will explore the role of philanthropy in enabling more effective partnerships, pinpointing the added value of international collaboration, and debating what needs to change to allow collaborative research to thrive. 

This event is kindly hosted by VolkswagenStiftung, member of the EFC Research Forum


Herrenhausen Palace Conference Centre
Herrenhäuser Strasse 5
Hanover 30419

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The World in 2050 (TWI2050) initiative

The TWI2050 initiative endeavors to demonstrate how the objectives of sustainable development within planetary boundaries can be met, ensuring prosperity, social inclusion, and good governance for all. TWI2050 is a global research initiative launched by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), and the Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC). The initiative brings together a network of more than 150 participants that includes leading policymakers, analysts, modeling and analytical teams from 60 organizations from around the world to collaborate in developing pathways toward sustainable futures and the policy frameworks needed for implementing the SDGs, and more importantly, for achieving the needed transformational change.

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Nebojsa Nakicenovic

Emeritus Research Scholar

Integrated Assessment and Climate Change Research Group|Transformative Institutional and Social Solutions Research Group|Energy


and Environment Program

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