e-infrastructure Roadmap for Open Science in Agriculture

A bibliometric study

The e-ROSA project seeks to build a shared vision of a future sustainable e-infrastructure for research and education in agriculture in order to promote Open Science in this field and as such contribute to addressing related societal challenges. In order to achieve this goal, e-ROSA’s first objective is to bring together the relevant scientific communities and stakeholders and engage them in the process of coelaboration of an ambitious, practical roadmap that provides the basis for the design and implementation of such an e-infrastructure in the years to come.

This website highlights the results of a bibliometric analysis conducted at a global scale in order to identify key scientists and associated research performing organisations (e.g. public research institutes, universities, Research & Development departments of private companies) that work in the field of agricultural data sources and services. If you have any comment or feedback on the bibliometric study, please use the online form.

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Education and especially higher education is the primary agent of transformation towards sustainable development and in increasing people's capacities to transform their visions for society to reality. It is an established fact that higher education (HE) institutions play a key role as a major change instrument of economic development. The role of HE may range from primary objectives such as employability, enhancing the earning capacity/potential, seeking and advancing knowledge and wisdom, research and experimentation to more serious secondary objectives like attaining mental and spiritual growth, engaging quest for the unknown, facilitating better lifestyle and developing scientific outlook. This role will increase as further evolution in technology, globalization, and demographics influence a country. In order to remain globally competitive in the light of such transformation, the constituents of the nation will need to improve productivity and adopt an innovative spirit. Higher education has the capacity, knowledge, and research necessary to help achieve these goals. Advancement of technology, cost of education, global competition and society expectations are the major factors in transformation of HEI's. The paper focuses on examining the present status of HEI's and evaluates the need of change management in the education system in HEI's. It starts with explaining the various processes in HE system to be reengineered or redesigned to meet the needs of the economic units (industry, agriculture/services et.) in a knowledge society that ensures relevance and availability. The change made in the system should provide education that fosters a spirit of enquiry and research creativity and entrepreneurship. The second part of the paper presents the survey analysis carried out under research to understand the perceptions of the teaching faculty with respect to status of Higher education and tries to find out the association of experience of the faculty and their perceptions to the need of change management in HE. It is felt that the success of Change Management in the HEI's requires five major factors, namely; Commitment for achieving excellence in all fields, Research and development so as to facilitate innovation and leverage the growing opportunities, Academic and financial autonomy for emphasis on interdisciplinary, Industry - Institute Partnership and International collaboration. In a knowledge based society reengineering of HEI's is perceived to aspire the challenges of obsolescence and change and move towards sustainable development.

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    • knowledge
    • knowledge based
    Agriculture keywords
    • agriculture
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    • knowledge transfer
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      e-ROSA - e-infrastructure Roadmap for Open Science in Agriculture has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730988.
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