Science Diplomacy

What is science diplomacy?

At its core, science diplomacy seeks to build scientific collaboration that enhances relationships between nations.

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What do scientists and diplomats have in common? At first glance, not much, you might say. In fact, the two fields share common goals – collaboration and partnership – and a colourful history.

This is a golden opportunity for scientists to engage with the public. We have an urgent responsibility to pass on our knowledge and expertise, but also our values. Science relies on openness, transparency and international collaboration. Promoting these values can pull down divisions and bring about the change we need to solve the problems of today and tomorrow.