World’s first transparent, open ranking system set to launch

A new ranking system will be released by Leiden University at the end of this month – charting a new course for the way research is measured and universities are measured.

The Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) at Leiden University will launch the new ranking, based on open, transparent and reproducible data – removing the methodological black box that plagues existing ranking systems.

Long regarded as a leader in research rankings, the Leiden team have collaborated with Curtin University’s Open Knowledge Institute (COKI) to create a new open ranking system – with rankings for Australian universities unclouded by subjective peer review or contentiously weighted indices.

Future Campus is collaborating with COKI to present two free webinars providing important insights into the new ranking system.

Meet the Measurers

Friday 19 Jan: 4:00pm – 5:30pm AEDT

Future Campus will interview the internationally-recognised leaders in research evaluation methodology who have contributed to the development of the ranking:

Professor Ludo Waltmann, Director of CWTS and lead on the Leiden Ranking and the new Open Edition will present the new ranking, how it compares to the traditional closed approach, and perhaps even provide a sneak peak at the Australian results.

Dr Lizzie Gadd, Vice Chair of the Coalition for Advancing Research Assessment and Chair of the INORMS Research Evaluation Working Group will discuss the imperatives for rankings changing and the international demands for greater transparency and reliability.

Professor Cameron Neylon from COKI will co-host the discussion with Future Campus’s Tim Winkler and provide some Australian context.

Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) at Leiden University.

Tickets are available from Eventbrite.

Your university – ranked

Wednesday 31 Jan: 11:00am – 12:00pm AEDT

Following the release of the new Open Ranking, providing the first transparent and reproducible rankings of Australian universities in the global context, Future Campus will discuss what rankings mean for Australia, and the results of individual universities.

Join the discussion with a panel of Australian experts led by COKI Co-founder Professor Cameron Neylon, find out about the ranking of your university and learn what the new rankings could mean for the future of research evaluation.

Audience participants will have the opportunity to put forward questions to the panel in a lively interactive discussion, which will include pre-recorded insights from CWTS Director Ludo Waltmann and Dr Lizzie Gadd.

Tickets are available from Eventbrite.



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