Research Conditions in Israel Universities
Author: Gideon Czapski
July 02, 1989
It has been argued that the proportion of research papers by Israeli scientists that are written abroad, either in collaboration with overseas scholars or as independent research abroad, has been growing steadily in recent years.
The present study attempts to examine whether Israeli scientists do show a quantitative preference for doing their research abroad rather than in Israel, and, if this is the case, to identify the main components of this preference. The study also suggests possible ways of arresting this trend, which threatens the future of science in Israel in many ways.
This publication appeared as a chapter in the Center’s annual publication, Israel’s Social Services 1988-1989 , and is available upon request.