Developing scientific capacity in the Global South

Hugo Confraria

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This thesis aimed to identify concrete ways to develop scientific capacity in the Global South, and in linking those research efforts to national socio-economic objectives. Methodologically, the different chapters apply an array of econometric, bibliometric, text mining and social network analysis techniques applied to four different datasets. Taken together, the results highlight the importance of international research interactions (and funding), access to mobility, and adequate mentorship for the development of scientific capacity in the Global South that may lead to research with impact, university-industry collaborations and achievement of societal needs.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • Verspagen, Bart, Supervisor
  • Cowan, Robin, Supervisor
  • Wang, Lili, Co-Supervisor
Award date8 May 2019
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Print ISBNs9789463803267
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Science policy
  • scientific capacity
  • International collaboration
  • low and middle-income regions
  • Research priorities
  • university-industry interaction

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