I used to imagine that one day the Greek government will understand the importance of Education and of Science and Research. As Petropoulos would say: â€žIt is now evident that I was suffering from excessive optimism.â€œ
The scientific impact of nations" (PDF File) Nature, Vol. 430, page: 311. (Only if you have an access to the journal Nature)
Nature, Greece should abandon a short-sighted policy , 1 February 2001 Volume 409 p 545).
The indicators provided are GERD (gross domestic expenditure on R&D) as a percentage of GDP, percentage of GERD financed by industry, percentage of GERD financed by government and percentage of GERD financed from abroad. â€˜Research and experimental development (R&D) comprise creative work undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of man, culture and society and the use of this stock of knowledge to devise new applicationsâ€™ (Frascati manual, 2002 edition, subsection 63). R&D is an activity where there are significant transfers of resources between units, organisations and sectors and it is important to trace the flow of R&D funds. EUROSTAT yearbook 2004
Even if the number of researchers in Greece has increased by a factor of more than 2 in the last 10 years the Total R&D expenditure in % of GDP is only 1/3 of the EU-25 average level and another factor two smaller than that of the technological advanced Scandianavian states ( also half of this money is allocated by EU as structural funds). Unfortunately the last Greek government of PASOK failed completely to improve the situation. The results of a PISA study http://www.pisa.oecd.org/ concerning the education of students in Greece was not very positive
(Greece was even behind Germany). Η ΕλλÎ¬δα τελευταÎ¯α στους στÏŒχους για την ποιÏŒτητα στην ΕκπαÎ¯δευση που Îθεσε η ΕΕ !!!
http://www.xan.gr/agonas/index.php?id=3280&date=22-10-2004 Financial Problems of the Democrit University (Greek Site)
SPIRES LIST OF Top cited Theoretical Physics Authors
Relativity in Greece Information partially old :-(
Greek Database Community (Information Technology and Science) Information partially old :-(
Greek Statisticians Worldwide
UK Academics from Greece
Researchers in Computer Architecture and Compilers
Frequently cited database publications (DBLP)
THE GREEK-AMERICANS, SMITHEREENS IN THE WIND? What we can learn from the Jews.
DEMOKRITOS Researach Center
FORTH Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas
General Secretariat for Research and Technology
Old but interesting: Price Derek J deSolla, "Networks of Scientific Papers: The pattern of bibliographic references indicates the nature of the scientific research front" Science, 149(3683): 510-515, July 30, 1965
Medieval Greece / Byzantine Empire