Fostering Breakthrough Research

Influence of different research systems on output of highly cited publications

14 May 2013 from 15:00 to 17:00 hrs
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On Tuesday 14 May 2013, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences will organise an afternoon discussion on fostering breakthrough research, in particular about the influence of different research systems on output of highly cited publications.


The discussion will focus on a study of the same name by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. The study compares the research systems of Sweden, Finland, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Switzerland and explores the relevant success factors. It considers the following questions: Why do some countries produce relatively more high-impact research articles than other similar countries? What influence does research policy at different levels – in government and at universities and funding agencies – have on this.

The researchers will present the results of their comparison on 14 May at the KNAW-meeting. The afternoon discussion is intended for researchers, policymakers and politicians.


3:00 p.m.

Introduction- Jos van der Meer, President-elect of the European Academies Science Advisory Council

3:15 p.m.

Scientific quality, a comparison of five countries Mats Benner, Research Policy Institute, Lund University

4:00 p.m.

How to explain the findings of the survey  Gunnar Oquist, Umea University

4:45 p.m.


5.00 p.m.



Learned Society Division KNAW