“Internationalists” and “Locals” in Research: Similar Productivity Patterns Across Europe

  • Marek Kwiek
Keywords: Research productivity, international collaboration, academic stratification, European universities, Europe


The article shows a high correlation between international collaboration in research and research productivity across eleven European systems and major academic disciplines. The data come from global CAP (The Changing Academic Profession) and European EUROAC (“The Academic Profession in Europe: Responses to Societal Challenges”) projects, and include 17,211 usable cases. Cross-national and cross-disciplinary differences are studied and groups of “internationals” and “locals” in research are contrasted. 

Author Biography

Marek Kwiek

Marek Kwiek is Director of the Center for Public Policy Studies and the UNESCO Chair in Institutional Research and Higher Education Policy at the University of Poznan, Poland. 

How to Cite
Kwiek, M. (2015). “Internationalists” and “Locals” in Research: Similar Productivity Patterns Across Europe. International Higher Education, (83), 7-9. https://doi.org/10.6017/ihe.2015.83.9076
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