Report 2012

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2. Scientific output

In Catalonia, 57% of scientific output in the period 2005-2009 was produced by Catalonia’s public universities, 34% by hospitals (mostly university hospitals), and 5% by the governmental sector, which mainly includes research centres, many of them tied to public universities. Furthermore, the quality of scientific research output of Catalonia’s public universities measured by impact place them among the leaders in the ranking of all Spanish universities. In addition to scientific output, we must consider output generated by training for research, an area in which knowledge generation has increased greatly as the result of doctoral theses which have had a generalised impact across all the different areas of knowledge.