lecturers 2017

Éric Archambault
1science & Science-Metrix, Canada

Éric Archambault is President and CEO of Science-Metrix and has been a passionate student, analyst, and researcher in the evaluation and measurement of science, technology, and innovation for 25 years. With his extensive knowledge of quantitative methods and the issues surrounding the evolution and monitoring of research, education and S&T policy, Dr. Archambault has directed well over 100 S&T evaluation-, measurement- and policy-related projects during his 10 years as head of Science-Metrix. Éric graduated in Science, Technology and Society from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and obtained an M.Sc. in Science, Technology, and Industrialisation, and a D.Phil. in S&T Policy Studies at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU, University of Sussex, UK). Dr. Archambault is a member of the Canadian Evaluation Society and the American Evaluation Association and a Fellow at the Centre for Innovation Studies (THESIS, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada). He is also a lifetime member of the ISSI (International Society for Scientometrics & Infometrics) and sits on the editorial board of the Scientometrics journal. Thanks to his initiative, the Science and Technology Indicator Conference (STI, as known as the “Leiden Conference”) was held outside Europe for the first time in Montreal from September 6 to 9, 2012 with Éric as co-chair .

Nicola De Bellis
Bibliometric Office (CSBA) - University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

Graduated in philosophy at the University of Bari, Italy, De Bellis obtained a PhD in history of science in 1998 with a doctoral dissertation on Renaissance natural history. Seven years later, that job provided the background for an Italian prize-winning manuscript on the role of bibliographic citations in the scientific communication system. Having joined a medical library in 2002, he has been working since then on the boundary line between information science, history and philosophy of science. He is currently contract professor of information science for the Department of Education and Humanities and runs a full time bibliometric office supporting research evaluation activities at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.

Ulrike Felt
Professor of Science and Technology Studies and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Vienna, Austria

Ulrike Felt holds a PhD in physics/mathematics and a habilitation in Science and Technology Studies/Sociology of Science. Her research focuses on knowledge politics, changing research cultures including questions of responsible innovation, institutional transformations and changing valuation in research, as well as on issues of governance, democracy and public participation in technoscience. She has published widely in these areas.
She has been invited professor at numerous universities, has been and is involved in policy advice to the European Commission, to the European Science Foundation as well as to national bodies and is serving on a number of advisory boards of academic institutions as well as on editorial boards of journals. From July 2002 to June 2007 she was editor-in-chief of the international peer-reviewed Journal Science, Technology, & Human Values. She is the lead-editor of the most recent handbook of Science and Technology Studies (MIT Press, 2017).

Stephan Gauch

German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies - DZHW & Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

Stephan Gauch studied social science at the University of Mannheim majoring in statistics and methods of empirical social research in fall of 2003. From 2004 to 2008 Stephan Gauch was a researcher in the department of Innovation Systems and Policy at Fraunhofer ISI. Between 2009 and 2014 he has been working at the Berlin Technical University at the Chair of Innovation Economics. From 1012 to 2014 Stephan Gauch was affiliated to Fraunhofer FOKUS working on a number of economics- and innovation-related topics in the ICT field such as Big and Open data analytics, policy analysis in the ICT sector, standardization foresight as well as standardization strategies. Stephan Gauch finished his PHD in 2011 on the topic of the interlinkage between research and standardization and the the division of labor between formal and informal standardization in ICT. His thesis was awarded with the “Sonderpreis Wissenschaft 2012” of the German Institute for Standardization (DIN). Since 2014 Stephan Gauch is affiliated to DZHW and Humboldt University of Berlin.


Christine Rimmert
Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies of Science / AG Bibliometrie, Bielefeld University, Germany

Christine Rimmert studied Mathematics and Psychology at Bielefeld University. In 2010 she joined the project team working on bibliometrics at Bielefeld University (AG Bibliometrie, Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies of Science - ISOS, coordinated by Matthias Winterhager). She is currently working on clearing and processing of institutional data in citation databases. Since 2015 she has also been working in the university administration at Bielefeld University.


Bart Thijs
Centre for R&D Monitoring (ECOOM), Dept MSI, KU Leuven, Belgium

Bart Thijs is a research expert in bibliometrics at the KU Leuven. In 1999 he graduated at the same university in Psychology with a specialization in Statistics. He spent several years in industry as a statistical consultant, there he gained experience in the application of automated data analysis. In 2002 he joined the newly created policy research centre on R&D statistics at the KU Leuven. In 2009 he received his PhD from the Leiden University. Nowadays he is a senior researcher at the Centre for R&D Monitoring (ECOOM). He works on mapping of science based on the application of hybrid techniques.

Ton van Raan
CWTS - Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, The Netherlands

Ton (Anthony F.J.) van Raan is Professor of Quantitative Studies of Science. Founder and until 2010 Director of the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), Leiden University, Netherlands. After his retirement as Director of CWTS, he remained research professor. He studied mathematics, physics and astronomy at Utrecht University. PhD in Physics, Utrecht (1973). Post-doctoral fellow (1973-1977) at the University of Bielefeld, visiting scientist in the US, UK, and France. Work in atomic physics, laser-physics, astrophysics, and in science policy and research management. From 1977 research fellow physics in Leiden, in 1985 'field switch' from physics to science and technology studies, 1991 Professor. His research focuses on design, construction and application of quantitative indicators of important aspects of scientific research and on mapping of research fields. Long standing and broad experience in the practical application of bibliometric methods in contract research for governments, the European Commission, research organizations, universities and research institutions all over the world, and the business sector, particularly publishers. In 1995 he received together with the American sociologist Robert K. Merton, the Derek de Solla Price Award, the highest international award in the field of quantitative studies of science. Main research interests: application of bibliometric indicators in research evaluation; science as a self-organizing cognitive ecosystem, statistical and in particular scaling properties of bibliometric indicators, ranking and benchmarking of universities, mapping of science. Next to research he set up successful international teaching activities such as the CWTS Graduate Course on Measuring Science. Prof. van Raan set up a small spin-off company for advice on research evaluation and science policy issues. From 2013 he is adviser of the Netherlands Minister of Internal Affairs on urban policy of knowledge-intensive cities. In 2014-2015 he was adviser of the European Research Council (ERC) in the Expert Group for Program Monitoring and Evaluation. He published (as author and co-author) around thirty articles in physics and two hundred in science and technology studies. He is editor of the Handbook of Quantitative Studies of Science and Technology (Elsevier) and member of the editorial board of the international journals Scientometrics, Research Evaluation, and Journal of Informetrics. In 2014 he was listed amongst the Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Scientists. On the occasion of his retirement as CWTS director he was awarded by the Queen of the Netherlands with the royal distinction of Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion. More info: http://www.cwts.nl/tvr/.