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Centre for Science and Technology Studies

The Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) studies scientific research and its connections to technology, innovation, and society. Our research, bibliometric and scientometric tools, and evaluation expertise provide a solid basis for supporting research assessment and strategic decision making and for developing science policy.


  • The Leiden Ranking goes beyond ranking

    Today the CWTS Leiden Ranking and the INORMS More Than Our Rank initiative announce a new partnership, aimed at highlighting the accomplishments of universities beyond what is captured in university rankings.

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  • Research(er) assessment that considers open science

    A key challenge in the reform of research assessment is to recognise and reward the adoption of open scientific practices. In this post, Anestis Amanatidis reflects on this challenge and invites you to join the conversation in bimonthly online meetings.

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  • The Role of University Rankings in Research Evaluation Revisited

    How are rankings used in research evaluation and excellence initiatives? The author presents a literature review using English and Russian sources, as well as gray literature. The Russian case is highlighted, where rankings have had an essential role in research evaluation and policy until recently.

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