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This project is funded by the European Union under the Seventh Framework Programme Grant Agreement n°313082
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RISIS Training: Universities, research organizations and rankings

In the past decade university rankings have become important tools for policymaking and are increasingly used for marketing purposes. For that reason alone good care of data and statistics underlying these rankings is crucial. Therefore it is essential to obtain more transparency regarding both the definition of the universities and the data collection procedures that are applied in the various rankings.
This one-day-course held in Leiden on 28 June, focused on definitions and data collection procedures for the universities that appear in the Leiden Ranking.

The course consisted of two parts: in the first part methodological differences between Leiden Ranking and other existing rankings were discussed. The second part was dealing with identification of organizations in bibliometrics data and in particular distinguishing university hospitals by proposing a decision tree. For more information check the course page.

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