International science--an overview

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Science  04 Sep 1981:
Vol. 213, Issue 4512, pp. 1069-1072
DOI: 10.1126/science.7268414


Scientific projects that succeed as international cooperative efforts are those related to subjects that transcend national frontiers, are costly, have long-range objectives rather than short-term commercial aims, and correspond with the political objectives of the countries involved. Yet the best context for the all science is the global community, which is also the best hope for humanity. The global community is still generations away and scientists must continue to work for it, by seeking the international dimensions of science as individuals and participating in governmental as well as nongovernmental international scientific organizations.