Research Trends in Relation to the Orientation of the University Research Centers: Perspectives from the Bibliometric Analysis

  • Daniel Cardona Valencia Instituto Tecnol√≥gico Metropolitano, Medellin, Colombia
  • Lemy Bran-Piedraita
  • Alejandro Ocampo Osorio

Abstract

The universities are centers of great capitals of knowledge and of investigative capacities; being protagonists agents in the dynamization of the information society starting from the groups and centers of investigation. This dynamic is not widespread in emerging economies where there is still a process of consolidation of these processes of technology transfer starting at the University Research Centers. According to the above, the objective of the research is to identify the investigative tendencies facing the orientation of the University Research Centers from a systemic literature review. The methodology consisted of a bibliometric analysis of 91 academic research records reported in the SCOPUS database. This information was systematized and organized to calculate the quantity, quality and structure indicators. Among the results obtained it is observed that the research on structuring the research center in the university context, has been oriented towards the search and development of mechanisms to connect universities with the needs of the specific social context. In addition, university research centers have attempted to structure their connection with enterprice from the technology transfer units, with projects aimed at strengthening areas related to productivity engineering, telecommunications and technology management
Published
Jul 18, 2018
How to Cite
VALENCIA, Daniel Cardona; BRAN-PIEDRAITA, Lemy; OSORIO, Alejandro Ocampo. Research Trends in Relation to the Orientation of the University Research Centers: Perspectives from the Bibliometric Analysis. European Journal of Education, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 2, p. 77-87, july 2018. Available at: <http://journals.euser.org/index.php/ejed/article/view/3594>. Date accessed: 14 nov. 2018. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.26417/ejed.v1i2.p77-87.