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South African research links grow with Brics group and Nigeria


But country’s collaboration patterns “continue to be largely Eurocentric”, study says

South Africa’s research collaborations with non-traditional partners like China, Russia and Nigeria grew between 2012 and 2021, even though links with Europe continue to dominate, a study has found.

The country’s collaborations with China and India tripled over the time interval, according to the report published on 6 April in the journal Transformation in Higher Education. This is faster than the average growth in output by South Africa’s 24 public universities, which doubled in the timeframe.

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