In analyses measuring research collaboration with industry, Chalmers is consistently among the top ten in the world.
According to statistics published by CWTS Leiden Ranking
on 17 may, 10.9 percent of all scientific articles published by Chalmers researchers between 2012 and 2015 were authored together with researchers in the industry. This is the highest of all Swedish universities and gives Chalmers a 10th place ranking globally.
The top three in the list are China University of Petroleum Beijing, Eindhoven University of Technology and Osaka Prefecture University, in that order. Japan and China have a number of high rankings. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) ended up in 15th place, and Swedish KTH was in 26th place.
When the company Clarivate Analytics
recently conducted a similar analysis of ten years of scientific publishing statistics, Chalmers was ranked 6th in the world, with 9.1 percent industrial co-publishing. At that time, Korean Pohang University of Science and Technology, which has ties to Samsung, and French National Institute of Applied Sciences of Lyon (INSA Lyon) were at the top of the list.
In relation to this, Times Higher Education Magazine
highlighted Chalmers in an article titled Universities with the biggest corporate links
In comparison with other universities at the top of these lists, Chalmers researchers collaborate with many different companies in many different industries. The largest collaboration is within the automotive sector, where the various Volvo companies in terms of volume of publishing account for about one-sixth of Chalmers' industrial collaboration. In addition to the Volvo companies, SP/Rise, Ericsson, Astrazeneca, GKN and ABB rank high in the list of industrial companies that Chalmers collaborates with in terms of publishing.
“We have built up our university systematically to strengthen our ability to collaborate with industry. It's interesting that this is so clearly reflected in the scientific publishing statistics,” states Chalmers President and CEO Stefan Bengtsson.
Text: Christian Borg