4.6 Scientific collaboration

Universities’ publications produced as a result of scientific collaboration at the national and international level increased significantly during 1996-2010. Figure 4.6.1 shows the progressive rate of publications produced with collaborations at the national level and Figure 4.6.2 demonstrates those produced as a result of collaborations at an international level.

 

Figure 4.6.1

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Figure 4.6.2

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Figure 4.6.3 highlights the distribution (%) of publications with national*, international* and no collaboration* per University.

Overall, publications produced with international collaboration lag behind those produced by Greek-based institutions. Eleven Universities displayed a sharp pattern of association with domestic institutions, producing more than 50% of their publications by national collaboration. The University of Central Greece/UCG ranked first (83.7%) in this category.

The degree of international collaboration was much lower. The University of Crete/UCG ranked first with 51% of its publications involving international co-authorship followed by three Universities with a percentage above 40% (University of Western Macedonia/UOWM, University of Ioannina/UOI and University of the Aegean/AEGEAN). The majority of Universities showed values in the range between 30%-40%.

Finally, the National Technical University of Athens/NTUA (44.6%), the University of Western Macedonia/UOWM (40.8%) and Athens University of Economics and Business/AUEB (40.7%) accounted for the highest share of publications produced without partnerships.

 

Figure 4.6.3

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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