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Title: Internationalization and Research Productivity: “Internationalists” and “Locals” in Polish Universities
Authors: Kwiek, Marek
Keywords: Polish higher education
research productivity
academic productivity
internationalization in research
internationalists and locals
EUROAC project
cross-national study
academic profession
publication patterns
impact of internationalization
internationalization policies
European higher education
European universities
Polish universities
Polish reforms
average productivity
international cooperation
internationalists and locals
stratification in research
internationalizing research
average research output
academic profession studies
Polish academics
quantitative study
European comparative
cross-European study
research output
Issue Date: 2014
Citation: Higher Education in Russia and Beyond. No. 2. Fall. 2104, pp. 13-15
Abstract: The internationalization of the Polish academic profession is studied in a comparative quantitative European context. Our study shows that research productivity of Polish academics (following European patterns) is strongly correlated with international collaboration: the average productivity of Polish academics involved in international collaboration (“internationalists”) is consistently higher than the rate of Polish “locals” in all academic fields. The impact of international collaboration on average productivity is much higher in Poland than in other European countries studied, with important policy implications. The relationship between international cooperation and research productivity has been widely discussed, with a general assumption that collaborative activities in research increase research productivity. But as Sooho Lee and Barry Bozeman (2005: 673) pointed out, “the benefits of collaboration are more often assumed than investigated. Do those who collaborate more tend to have more publications?”. Very much so, as we shall demonstrate in the Polish case.
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