5.5 Major fields of science

The majority of publications* produced by "Technological Educational Institutes" fell under the scope of the following fields: “Natural Sciences”, “Engineering and Technology”, “Medical and Health Sciences” and “Agricultural Sciences”. Figure 5.5.1 provides a comprehensive picture of each TEI’s performance -number of publications, citations and the relevant citation scores- in these fields. It also provides information on the specific subfields with citation scores above 1.5.

There were 14 TEIs with scientific activity in field “Natural Sciences”. The publications of the TEI of Patras, although low in number, had the highest impact (citation score: 1.74) while the ΤΕΙs of Western Macedonia (0.94), Crete (0.93) and Kavala (0.92) were approaching the world average.

In “Engineering & Technology” publications were produced by 11 TEIs. The citation scores of publications produced by the TEIs of Patras (1.27) and Serres (1.14) surpassed the world average. Publications by the TEI of Western Macedonia followed with a citation score of 0.99.

The higher volume of publications in “Medical & Health Sciences” came from three TEIs: Crete (1.11), Thessaloniki (0.92) and Athens (0.77).

“Agricultural Sciences” was the field linked to the publishing profile of three TEIs: TEI Epirus’s  (citation scores 1.05), TEI Thessaloniki (0.97 ) and TEI Larissa  (0.74).


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The field normalised citation score was calculated only for TEIs with more than 50 publications for the period 1996-2010.