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.
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.
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.