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Drive research excellence to enhance your university’s reputation

In today’s international research environment, universities compete globally to attract the right staff, resources and students that underpin research excellence.

Reputation matters, and university rankings play a key role by influencing student, funder and faculty decision-making. Leverage our world-class data and expert consultants to develop and execute strategies that drive research excellence across your institution, which can lead to improved university rankings performance downstream.

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We support you in every step

From assessing your current position to setting achievable goals and building a plan, we support you in every step:

  1. Benchmark
    Understand your university’s current research performance using bibliometric indicators employed by various ranking systems, and benchmark your university with national, regional and international peers.
  2. Diagnose
    Identify underlying issues by evaluating your organization’s research output in the context of peers, subjects, journals, organizations and funders.
  3. Strategize
    Uncover insights that help you put the right plan in place, with measurable targets that align with your institution’s mission and goals.
  4. Implement
    Upskill your teams with workshops customized to your organization’s specific needs to set goals, increase awareness of indicators, and apply best research and evaluation practices across your institution.
  5. Monitor
    Measure research performance and ensure polices and processes are followed with bespoke dashboards customized to meet your needs.

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Trusted data

Web of Science data have been used in major national research evaluation exercises for decades, and inform several world university rankings including the Academic Ranking of World Universities and U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings.

Over 50 years of expertise

Clarivate has provided objective guidance on research integrity and best practices for responsible research evaluation since 1964, and works with the community to develop new metrics and evaluation methodologies.

Support tailored to your objectives

Whether your project requires retrospective, descriptive, or inferential analysis, we can provide customized data, analysis, visualization and tools to inform all stages of research management, and facilitate research success.

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