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.
Several papers from the altmetrics research line have recently been published, identifying fundamental differences between social media metrics and citations. International news sources have already shown interest in these findings.
Tonight [Tuesday 24 March] at 18h Paul Wouters will lecture on 'perverse and constructive uses of evaluation machines in academia' at the Maagdenhuis, as part of the ongoing efforts to
re-appropriate the university.