International Collaborations of the University Science: Incentives and Obstacles

International Collaborations of the University Science:
Incentives and Obstacles

Dezhina I.G.

Dr. Sci. (Econ.), Head of the Department for Analysis of Scientific and Technological Development, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Leading Researcher at the Institute for Economic Policy named after E.T. Gaidar, Moscow, Russia

Kliucharev G.A.

Dr. Sci. (Philos.), Head of the Center for Sociology of Education and Science, Institute of Sociology of FCTAS RAS, Prof. of the Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Political Science named after G.S. Arefieva of the National Research University “Moscow Power Engineering Institute”, Moscow, Russia.

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Dezhina I.G., Kliucharev G.A. International Collaborations of the University Science: Incentives and Obstacles. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2021. No 6. P. 34-45


The article analyzes models of interaction between Russian university science and world science. The relationship between various forms of international scientific collaboration (joint research projects, participation in international conferences and academic exchange) in modern sociopolitical environment has been evaluated. Analysis of geography and incentives for international scientific cooperation based on the survey data from 223 experts (vice-rectors for research, vicerectors 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.

science; universities; international cooperation; forms of scientific cooperation; incentives and obstacles


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