Escuela Europea de Verano de Cienciometría "ESSS"

European Summer School for Scientometrics

Since 2017 the EC3metrics Group of the University of Granada has become an official partner of the ESSS.

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Vienna, Austria

* Créditos Imagen:
Vienna, Austria

Escuela Europea de Verano de Cienciometría "ESSS"

European Summer School for Scientometrics

Since 2017 the EC3metrics Group of the University of Granada has become an official partner of the ESSS.

History

Scientometric procedures are increasingly used to analyse developments and trends in science and technology. Decisions to be taken often have severe implications. Consequently data handling, indicator construction and interpretation require competent expert knowledge, which is currently only available to a limited extent for all stakeholders in Central Europe not the least due to lacking training opportunities.

Responding to the lack of a pertinent scientometrics education (especially in German speaking countries) and to the increasing demand (particularly of research quality managers), the University of Vienna (A), the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies – DZHW (D) and the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (B) joined cooperatively to found the European Summer School for Scientometrics (esss) in 2010.

Since 2017 the EC3metrics Group of the University of Granada has become an official partner of the esss.

Mision

ESSS offers training covering major aspects of quantitative analysis of science and technology and is especially designed for the needs of science policy makers, research quality managers, scientists and information specialists & librarians.

Attendees can expect a sound overview of state-of-the-art scientometric methods and the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the most commonly used data bases, to learn how to construct relevant indicators and how to interpret the data.
Theoretically imparted knowledge will be consolidated in hands-on trainings whenever suitable in order to guarantee a sustainable learning experience.

Participants will challenge themselves academically, gain crucial experience, advance their careers and experience knowledge sharing and exchange of ideas with esss staff, lecturers and other participants.

Overview

For the first time an international, cooperative platform has been established focusing on the practical use of quantitative methods in science studies and research evaluation. esss combines standard knowledge with current trends, presented by internationally renowned experts.

  • ESSS is internationally orientated using English as its language of instruction, and it is held in annual rotation at each of the organizing institutions.
    Cooperations with other institutions are welcome in order to bring ESSS to other interesting locations in Europe and beyond.
  • ESSS means more than just continuing education. It is also a discussion forum and an international meeting point for scientometric experts and those who aim to achieve this status.
  • ESSS provides a sound overview of state-of-the-art scientometric indicators and methods. In addition, annually selected focus topics are addressed.

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