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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.


  • A glimpse into the projects at CWTS

    In my last days as a project coordinator at CWTS, I'm reflecting on the so-called institute projects we all do at CWTS. In this blog post I would like to share with you my experience as a project coordinator, but first and foremost give you an impression of the variety of projects we do.

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  • Skill gaps of PhD graduates

    Based on our research, we discuss which gaps exist between the skills PhD graduates developed during their PhD and the skills that are required and valued in their current job. Which relevant skills do graduates bring to future jobs and which skills were underdeveloped during their PhD trajectory?

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  • The changing logics of scientific publishing

    The subscription model is taken over by the open-access model in scientific publishing industry, which may favor quantity over quality. While we should be aware of predatory practices by any journal, labeling journals as predatory may reinforce established hierarchies in the scientific community.

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