International Collaborations of the University Science: Incentives and Obstacles

Publication type Article
Status Published
Occupation: Head of the Department for Analysis of Scientific and Technological Development; Leading Researcher
Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology
Institute for Economic Policy named after E.T. Gaidar
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
Occupation: Head of the Center for Sociology of Education and Science; Professor of the Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Political Science named after G.S. Arefieva
Institute of Sociology of FCTAS RAS
National Research University "Moscow Power Engineering Institute"
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
Journal nameSotsiologicheskie issledovaniya
EditionIssue 6

The article analyzes models of interaction between Russian university science and world science. The relationship between various forms of international scientific collaborations (joint research projects, participation in international conferences and academic exchanges) in modern socio-political environment has been evaluated. The analysis of geography and incentives for international scientific cooperation based on the survey data from 223 experts (vice-rectors for research, vice-rectors for international relations, leaders of large international projects) representing 112 Russian universities, showed that international cooperation is significantly diversified by types of work and countries of cooperation. In general, it reflects the structure of international cooperative linkages that are characteristic for Russian science as a whole. Traditional and “light” types (participation in conferences, mutual visits, and joint articles) mainly represent the prevailing forms of cooperation. Much less, universities are involved in projects related to commercial applications of research results.

Keywordsscience, universities, international cooperation, forms of scientific cooperation, incentives and obstacles
Publication date29.06.2021
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