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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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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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ProFile, a key study of PhD careers

Public research, Higher Education and careers are key elements of RISIS datasets. ProFile is one of them and is the only longitudinal study in Europe containing doctoral students from all scientific disciplines and regular information on the conditions of their doctoral training and their careers.   “ProFile, a longitudinal study of German doctoral candidates from all disciplines and their early post-doctoral careers, both in and outside of academia, contains a range of highly relevant output…

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Cheetah, a unique dataset of European fast-growing mid-size firms

High-growth firms received considerable attention by academic scholars and policy-makers, because of their crucial role in creating new jobs and sustaining economic growth. At the same time, the academic literature has pointed out how the determinants of high growth are difficult to predict, and that high growth tends not to persist over time. Quite surprisingly, one category of firms has received less scholarly attention when dealing with firm growth: medium-size firms. Cheetah dataset offers the…

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