2:50pm - 3:30pm Improving international research collaborations using data: 10 years of output based internationalisation policy
Tuesday Jun 11
Output-based internationalization, is based on seeking the best research partners in specific research areas, not within a country, but within a region, using databases. Monitoring ErasmusMC’s own performance with partners or within specific regions, it is a fine balance between research output (shared publications, jointly obtained grants and institutional investments) and education output (number of exchanges, number of students originating from the partner or jointly supervised students). Since collaborations should lead to either faster obtaining scientific results or better results than ErasmusMC is capable of alone it means the new collaborations have a few years to establish into firm collaborations while less-rewarding collaborations are stopped, freeing more time and resources for new or better collaborations. Equally, the same analyses could be used to compare the effectiveness with competing institutes or even national funding organisations while differences could be explained by the different strategies used.