Energy and fuels research in South African universities : a comparative assessment

Show simple item record Pouris, Anastassios 2008-06-19T11:48:44Z 2008-06-19T11:48:44Z 2008-05-01
dc.description This article was e-mailed by Kia Prelorenzo on 18 June 2008. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestrictive use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. PDF Producer: Acrobat Distiller 7.0.5 for Macintosh. PDF Version: 1.4 (Acrobat 5.x). File Size: 121.98 KB (124.904 Bytes). Page Size: 8.50 x 11.00 in. Number of Pages: 9. Tables on pages 3 - 8. en
dc.description.abstract This article reports the results of a mapping and comparative assessment exercise of the field of energy & fuels research in South African higher education institutions. Even though assessment of research activities is recognised as the cornerstone of science and technology policy in the country this is the first assessment of this field. The article identifies the most prolific countries and institutions in the world engaged in energy related research and it compares South Africa’s energy research during the most recent ten years (1997-2007) with those of Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Malaysia according to a number of indicators (e.g. number of energy & fuels publications per million population and number of publications per KWh of electricity produced). A number of policy implications for the country’s science system in general and universities in particular are identified and are discussed. en
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dc.identifier.citation Pouris, A 2008, 'South African universities : a comparative assessment', The Open Information Science Journal, vol. 1, pp. 1 - 9. [] en
dc.identifier.issn 1874-947X
dc.identifier.other 10.2174/1874947X00801010001
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Bentham Open en
dc.rights © Anastassios Pouris; Licensee Bentham Open en
dc.subject Energy research en
dc.subject Energy policy en
dc.subject South Africa en
dc.subject Indicators en
dc.subject.lcsh Fuel -- Research -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Power resources -- Research -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Research -- Evaluation
dc.subject.lcsh Science and state -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Peer review of research grant proposals -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Universities and colleges -- Research -- South Africa
dc.title Energy and fuels research in South African universities : a comparative assessment en
dc.title.alternative Energy & fuels research in South African universities : a comparative assessment en
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