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



Figure 4.6.2



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




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