4.1 Publications

The greatest number of publications was attributed to the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens/UOA and the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki/AUTH- the country’s largest Higher Education Institutions  - with 2,368 and 1,734 publications in 2010 respectively (Figure 4.1.1). These were followed by 6 other Universities with more than 400 publications in 2010: the University of Patras/ UOP (960 publications), the National Technical University of Athens/NTUA (820), the University of Crete/UOC (786), the University of Ioannina/UOI (714), the University of Thessaly/UTH (452) and the Demokritos University of Thrace/ DUTH (415). The remaining Universities produced less than 250 publications in 2010.

There was a growth trend in the number of publications by Universities from 1996 to 2008, which leveled off for some of them in 2009 and 2010. However, it has been a steady rise for for the Agricultural University of Athens/AUA, the Harokopio University of Athens/HUA, the University of Western Macedonia/UOWM and the University of Piraeus/UNIPI as shown in Figure 4.1.1.


Figure 4.1.1



Figure 4.1.2 demostrates the number of publications and its annual change rate between 1996 and 2010 for each University.


Figure 4.1.2



Focusing on the last 5-year period, Figure 4.1.3 displays, for each University, the number of publications and the (%) share it holds within the category of "Universities". The National & Kapodistrian University of Athens/UOA accounted for 11,311 publications and a share of 27.8%, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki/ AUTH for 8,577 publications and a share of 21.3%, the University of Patras/UOP for 4,989 publications and a share of 12.3% and the National Technical University of Athens/ NTUA for 4,261 publications and a share of 10.5%. Other Universities had a share of less than 10%.


Figure 4.1.3



As shown in Figure 4.1.4, between 2006 and 2010, there was a rise in the number of publications in 17 Universities while 5 of them had a rate of change above the average rate of the category “Universities” (University of Western Macedonia/UOWM, University of Peloponnese/UOP, Harokopio University of Athens/HUA, University of Piraeus/UNIPI and University of Macedonia of Economic and Social Sciences/UOM).


Figure 4.1.4