3.6 Scientific collaboration

During 1996-2010, all Institution Categories showed increasing trends in the levels of international and national collaboration.

Notably, up to 2008, there was a considerable growth in the collaborations across national institutions. This can be partly explained by an increase in funding from the national research consortia within national Structural Funds Programmes. For example, the publications being a result of national collaboration* had risen from 796 in 1996 to 3,408 in 2008 for "Universities", from 371 to 888 for "Research Centres supervised by GSRT" and from 32 to 358 for "Technological Educational Institutes" (Figure 3.6.1). However, in the following years, national collaborations had reduced their growth trends for almost all institution categories.

 

Figure 3.6.1

Μεγέθυνση

 

The majority of publications with national collaboration included Universities as partners (Figure 3.6.2). Universities exhibited strong collaborative links with Research Centres supervised by GSRT and Public Health Institutions.

 

Figure 3.6.2

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The growth rate of Greek publication activity produced with international collaboration was slightly lower than the growth rate of publications produced as a result of national collaboration. More specifically, the number of international publications had risen from 948 in 1996 to 3,322 in 2010 for "Universities", from 342 in 1996 to 746 in 2010 in "Research Centres supervised by GSRT" and from 20 in 1996 to 111 in 2010 for "Technological Educational Institutes" (Figure 3.6.3).  

 

Figure 3.6.3

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The level and the type of collaboration –national or international- varied significantly within Institution Categories (Figure 3.6.4). "Universities" had the highest share of publications without collaboration*, which was equal to 35.4% during the 5-year period 2006-2010. "GSRT Research Centres" had the highest share of publications with international collaborations* (52.7% during the 5-year period 2006-2010). Finally, "Private Health institutions" had the highest share of publications with national collaborations* (78.5% during the 5-year period 2006-2010).

 

Figure 3.6.4

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Κορυφή

 

Publications with national collaboration are publications produced as a result of collaboration between at least two Greek institutions, either of the same category (for example a publication produced as a result of collaboration between 2 Universities) or of different Categories (for example a publication produced as a result of collaboration between a University and a Private Health Institution).

 

Number of publications with at least one national collaboration

 

Number of publications with at least one international collaboration

 

Number of publications with no collaboration, per institution