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Centre for Science and Technology Studies
The Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) studies the dynamics of scientific research and its connections to technology, innovation and society. This means studying scientific and academic research from a scientific point of view.
Our research is organized into three chairs for full professors and has five working groups on key research themes.
In July 2015 a major report was published into the prospects for increased uses of metric indicators in the UK Research Excellence Framework. Alex Rushforth considers some of the subsequent events which may yet scupper the impact that the Report’s findings go on to have.
How important is the number of citations to my scientific work really? How is evaluation influencing knowledge production? Should my organisation support the DORA declaration? When does it (not) make sense to use the h-index? What does a competitive yet conscientious career system look like? What is the relation between scientific and social impact of research? How can we value diversity in scholarship?
Alfredo Yegros will participate in a new project funded by the European Commission on University-Business Cooperation entitled "University-Business Cooperation in Europe: drivers, challenges, and opportunities"
CWTS and the Rathenau Instituut both have a strong reputation in analysis of the science system and science policy. The establishment of the chair and the appointment of Barend van der Meulen strengthens the collaboration between the two organizations.