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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.
David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science in the UK, has asked to undertake a fresh review of the role of various metrics in research assessment and management. The use of metrics is a newer approach and has developed rapidly as a potential method of measuring research quality and impact in some fields, though how best to do this is still the subject of considerable debate.
CWTS is proud to announce the release of CitNetExplorer version 1.0.0. CitNetExplorer (‘Citation Network Explorer’) is a new software tool for visualizing and analyzing citation networks of scientific publications.