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.
Knowledge E, a Dubai based company serving the information needs of an increasingly knowledge-based society and CWTS, the Centre for Scientific and Technology Studies at Leiden University in The Netherlands have announced a combined approach to help academic and government organizations in their strategic research planning.
The report 'The Metric Tide' was published on 9 July 2015 by the steering group 'Independent Review of the Role of Metrics in Research Assessment and Management'. They reviewed the role of metrics in research assessment.
The purpose of this scholarship is to foster research in informetrics, including bibliometrics, scientometrics, webmetrics and altmetrics by encouraging and assisting doctoral students in the field with their dissertation research.
The paper entitled "Star scientists versus interdisciplinary scientists? An inquiry into the antecedents of distinct modes of university-industry interaction" was selected as the best academic paper in the 2015 edition of the University-Industry Interaction Conference held in Berlin (24th to 26th June).