Science-Metrix completes study on the state of research in Tunisia

Published on July 10 2015

The Agence Nationale de Promotion de la Recherche Scientifique (ANPR) in Tunisia received support from the PASRI project (Projet d’Appui au Système de Recherche et de l’Innovation) to conduct a study on the state of Tunisian research. The Science-Metrix team is proud to have been selected to carry out this study.

PASRI is financed by the European Union and aims to enhance research and innovation’s contribution to growth and employment in Tunisia, by strengthening the link between research and industry. The ANPR study portrays the state of Tunisian research from 2002 to 2013. It presents bibliometric indicators on the output, growth and impact of Tunisian scientific publications globally, according to different scientific disciplines and for different research organizations.

An analysis of international cooperation and research opportunities was also performed, and the performance of Tunisia in scientific research was compared with other selected countries and regions.

Tunisian officials asked Science-Metrix to present the study at the event “The landscape of research and innovation in Tunisia: state of play and perspective,” held in Hammamet on 11 and 12 May 2015. Éric Archambault and Grégoire Côté outlined the highlights of the study and participated in discussions with Tunisian experts and representatives of the European Union and the OECD.

While in the country, Éric and Grégoire also gave basic training in bibliometrics to fifty Tunisian workshop participants. The participants were very impressed with the breadth of information that bibliometrics can extract and highlight from global databases on scientific literature.

Read the report here (French only): [PDF]

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