I used to imagine that one day the Greek government will understand the importance of Education and of Science and Research. As Petropoulos would say: „It is now evident that I was suffering from excessive optimism.“
The scientific impact of nations" (PDF File) Nature, Vol. 430, page: 311. (Only if you have an access to the journal Nature)
Nature, Greece should abandon a short-sighted policy , 1 February 2001 Volume 409 p 545).
The indicators provided are GERD (gross domestic expenditure on R&D) as a percentage of GDP, percentage of GERD financed by industry, percentage of GERD financed by government and percentage of GERD financed from abroad. ‘Research and experimental development (R&D) comprise creative work undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of man, culture and society and the use of this stock of knowledge to devise new applications’ (Frascati manual, 2002 edition, subsection 63). R&D is an activity where there are significant transfers of resources between units, organisations and sectors and it is important to trace the flow of R&D funds. EUROSTAT yearbook 2004
Even if the number of researchers in Greece has increased by a factor of more than 2 in the last 10 years the Total R&D expenditure in % of GDP is only 1/3 of the EU-25 average level and another factor two smaller than that of the technological advanced Scandianavian states ( also half of this money is allocated by EU as structural funds). Unfortunately the last Greek government of PASOK failed completely to improve the situation. The results of a PISA study http://www.pisa.oecd.org/ concerning the education of students in Greece was not very positive
(Greece was even behind Germany). Η Ελλάδα τελευταία στους στόχους για την ποιότητα στην Εκπαίδευση που έθεσε η ΕΕ !!!
http://www.xan.gr/agonas/index.php?id=3280&date=22-10-2004 Financial Problems of the Democrit University (Greek Site)
http://www.omhroi.gr/ EΙΜΑΣΤΕ ΟΛΟΙ ΟΜΗΡΟΙ -της ανώφελης θητείας και της κακοδιοίκησης στο στράτευμα, -των υπέρογκων εξοπλισμών σε βάρος της παιδείας και της υγείας --των σοφισμάτων μιας παράλογης στρατολογικής πολιτικής
SPIRES LIST OF Top cited Theoretical Physics Authors
Greek Database Community (Information Technology and Science) Information partially old :-(
Old but interesting: Price Derek J deSolla, "Networks of Scientific Papers: The pattern of bibliographic references indicates the nature of the scientific research front" Science, 149(3683): 510-515, July 30, 1965
Αναζήτηση ελληνικών κειμένων στο ίντερνετ (1999 but even true for 2004)