2016-Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit
SIPS 2016 Volume 7: Yang Intl. Symp. / Multiscale Material Mechanics

Editors:Kongoli F, Aifantis E, Wang H, Zhu T
Publisher:Flogen Star OUTREACH
Publication Year:2016
Pages:190 pages
ISSN:2291-1227 (Metals and Materials Processing in a Clean Environment Series)
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    Research Landscape of China Mainland

    Wei Yang1;
    Type of Paper: General Plenary
    Id Paper: 493
    Topic: 42


    The rapid rising of China mainland overwhelms the change of academic landscape of the world in the past two decades. The worldwide share of academic outputs from China rises from 2.5% in 1996 to 19% in 2015. More dramatically, the worldwide share of 0.1% most cited works from China rises from 0.2% in 1996 to 20% in 2015, an one hundred folds increase in 20 years. What is the dynamics behind that? We would like to shed lights on this issue from the following aspects: (1) the basic data; (2) the characteristics for the intriguing academic growth in China; (3) the academic and funding structures in China mainland; (4) the growth plan from 2016 to 2020; and (5) case examples. The conclusions are: (1) basic research may serve as a new driver for the continued rise of China;(2) Research landscape in China mainland is vast, fast evolving and hierarchical; and (3) upgrading dynamics of the research infrastructure is powered by the emergence of new generation.

    Cite this article as:

    Yang W. Research Landscape of China Mainland. In: Kongoli F, Aifantis E, Wang H, Zhu T, editors. Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit SIPS 2016 Volume 7: Yang Intl. Symp. / Multiscale Material Mechanics. Volume 7. Montreal(Canada): FLOGEN Star Outreach. 2016. p. 19-20.