Prof. Paul Wouters
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Organisation: Centre for Science and Technology Studies
Phone: +31 (0)71 527 3909


Director of CWTS and professor of Scientometrics at Leiden University (from 1 September 2010). 

Special professor of Knowledge Dynamics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (from 1 November 2007). Visiting professor of Cybermetrics at the University of Wolverhampton (since April 2006).

Programme Leader of the Virtual Knowledge Studio for the Humanities and Social Sciences (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences) (2006 - 2010). Director of the Erasmus Virtual Knowledge Studio KNAW (2006 - 2010). Programme Leader of Networked Research and Digital Information (Nerdi) at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (2000-2005). 

Coordinator of the Graduate School WTMC (Science, Technology, and Modern Culture) (together with Dr. Annemiek Nelis) (2001 - 2004).

Editor of the bimonthly professional journal Onderzoek Nederland (1998 - 2005). 

Projects (2)
Publications (143)
Activities (98)
Academic Careers Understood through Measurement and Norms
Period: 2011 - 2014
Academic Careers Understood through Measurement and Norms (ACUMEN) is a European research collaboration aimed at understanding the ways in which researchers are evaluated by their peers and by institutions, and at assessing how the science system can be improved and enhanced. This FP7 project is a ...
The ‘Neuro-turn’ in European Social Sciences and Humanities: Impacts of neurosciences on economics, marketing and philosophy
Period: 2011 - 2014
Social sciences and the humanities (SSH) are transformed by the rapid multiplication of new neuro-fields: neuroeconomics, neuromarketing, neurophilosophy. This neuroscientific turn in SSH has generated hope, hype and even a degree of fear among scientists and in the wider society. Yet, it is not ...