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US vs European universities, behind rankings

All of us, at least once in life, we have heard about “best universities”, both in Europe, and around the world. Yet, define excellence is not a simple job. Researchers of USI (Università della Svizzera italiana) in collaboration with University of Turin, have shown a strong relationship between university revenues and their volume of publications and citations, sweeping away some conceptions on university rankings. The study is now accepted for publication on PlosOne. To help…

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CWTS, core dataset on publications

Publications, daily bread of researchers. To study, consult, or share information, publication databases are populated every single day. And what about RISIS core dataset on publications? “The dataset is called CWTS publications, and previously it was referred to as Leiden Ranking dataset. Initially it was introduced in RISIS as a dataset with key bibliometric statistics for the most prominent universities. Later on, this (aggregate) dataset was rather an entry to the detailed info at publication…

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RISIS-ETER at Consortium of Higher Education Researchers conference

RISIS project had a space during the 32th Consortium of Higher Education Researchers (CHER) conference, that took place in Kassel University, August 28-30. With a paper titled “The heterogeneity of European Higher Education Institutions” Benedetto Lepori, professor of Science Communication at Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), discussed on organizational typologies and on Higher Education Institutions (HEI) diversity to construct a conceptual model that is tested on a large sample of European HEIs.   In order…

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RISIS-JoREP at European sociology Association conference

RISIS has landed in Manchester University, in occasion of the European Sociology Association conference. Antonio Zinilli, post-doctoral researcher at Research Institute on Sustainable Economic Growth of Italian National Research Council (CNR-IRCRES), presented a paper discussing the contribution and the benefits of using complexity science approaches to the transnational research programmes, such as social network analysis (SNA) and spatial analysis. These approaches are likely to provide important insights into communication and knowledge flows, and to help…

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SIPER, worldwide policy evaluation database

Will be available on-line, from autumn 2019, the public version of SIPER (Science and Innovation Policy Evaluation Repository), a rich and unique database of science and innovation policy evaluations worldwide, and one of core dataset of RISIS project.   “We started to work on SIPER within RISIS1, and now we are continuing to work on the next generation of this database. The main goal of this database is to bring together all evaluation reports in…

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