The research at CWTS is organized into three chairs for full professors and has five working groups on key research themes. Each working group is led by a senior researcher.


The chair Scientomtrics furthers the theoretical understanding of the role and construction of science and technology indicators. The main focus is on citation and communication theories and models, and on the implications of the citation culture.

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Science & Innovation Studies

The chair Science & Innovation Studies focuses on major relational features of science/innovation ecosystems. Research cooperation between public and private sector and geographical dimensions of research collaboration partnerships are two examples.

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Science Policy Studies

The purpose of the chair Science Policy Studies is to help develop a science of science policy. It focuses on the impact of various types of research and development activities on economic growth and on the career system in research.

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