Training & Education

CWTS offers a range of courses on using bibliometric analyses for research management and research evaluation. Courses are regularly held in Leiden and we are also pleased to organize tailor-made on-site training courses. This training provides users of bibliometric analyses with the knowledge and skills they need to interpret bibliometric statistics properly and usefully.

CWTS Course 'Measuring Science and Research Performance'

This course is for everyone who wants to build a solid and comprehensive foundation in bibliometrics and research evaluation. This popular course was established ten years ago and is given by highly experienced scientists who have in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of all the latest developments in the field. The course provides a solid understanding of the role played by quantitative analyses in research evaluation. The core of the course is devoted to bibliometric analysis approaches and examines their rationales, methodology and limitations. The programme offers both lectures and hands-on interactive modules.

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Advanced Citation Analysis

The Advanced Citation Analysis course deals with all ins and outs of professional citation analysis and its use in research assessment contexts. The course can be seen as a follow up on the Measuring Science and Research Performance course, with a specific focus on citation analysis. The Advanced Citation Analysis course is especially well suited to anyone who wants to get a deep understanding of the bibliometric methods used in for instance the CWTS Leiden Ranking and in bibliometric reports produced by CWTS.

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Visualizing Science Using VOSviewer

The aim of this course is to give the participants a thorough introduction into science mapping, with a special emphasis on the VOSviewer software developed at Leiden University’s Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS). Participants are introduced into the main techniques for visualizing science. Special attention is paid to applications in a research evaluation and research management context.

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Tailor-made Training Courses

With our tailor-made training program, clients choose the course that is right for them. The course will meet your organization's requirements in terms of content and service level. Almost anything is possible here.

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Minor Science and Technology in Society

Why do scholars write books? Do patents contribute to societal progress? Is it possible to measure scientific production? How high is the pressure to perform at universities? Why are statistical methods so highly regarded? Is science a-cultural or is it a thoroughly social institution? How can students, lecturers and other members of universities meaningfully contribute to discussions about scientific integrity and fraud?

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Master & PhD Thesis Supervision

CWTS staff members regularly supervise PhD theses and act as external Ma-thesis advisors. We offer a range of topics for students from several disciplines interested in science studies, research evaluation, bibliometrics, altmetrics, higher education studies, innovation studies, organizational sociology, and science policy.

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