SC Seminar: World University Rankings : How to be Number One (9 Nov)


World University Rankings : How to be Number One

Higher education became a global industry at the beginning of the 21st century. It was not surprising that students, faculty, universities and government policy agencies became interested in global league tables.  This seminar will help attendees gain a better understanding of the rankings, their metrics, their limitations and their implications. At the end of the seminar you will be able to analyze the rankings and determine which metrics are most meaningful for you.  We will cover:

  • A brief history of events leading up to global rankings
  • The players – users and providers
  • Basic metrics that are used in the rankings
  • Major rankings and their indicators
  • Basic bibliometrics such as citations
  • Higher education system rankings and policy implications

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SC Seminar: SciVal – research evaluation for academia – 27 Oct (Fri)

SciVal – research evaluation for academia

The Library is hosting a seminar on Elsevier’s SciVal. This software offers quick and easy access to the research performance of 8,500 research institutions across the globe. Two modules: Overview and Benchmarking are available at HKUST.

  • The Overview module enables us to visualize comprehensive research performance summaries of any desired research entities, identify their unique research strengths and multidisciplinary research areas, for a three- or five-year period.
  • The Benchmarking module allows us to compare the performance of our institution, specific departments, research groups or selection of researchers to peers, from 1996 to the present. Identify our relative strengths and weaknesses to optimize our strategy.

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Copyright in Education: Teaching and Research

Copyright in Education: Teaching and ResearchThe Library is hosting a seminar on copyright issues in relation to teaching & research. This seminar will cover:

  • Basic concepts of copyright in Hong Kong
  • Permitted acts relevant to teaching and doing research
  • Copyright licensing bodies in Hong Kong
  • Overview of Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2014

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Scientific Publishing: a Workshop for Early Career Researchers

Elsevier is a leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information. In this author workshop, Mr. Keith Lambert from Elsevier will cover:

  • Introduction To Scholarly Publishing
  • How To Get Published
  • Author Rights
  • Open Access
  • Research and Publication Ethics
  • Successful Grant Writing
  • Getting Your Paper Noticed
  • The Impact Factor and Other Bibliometric Indicators

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怎樣撰寫和發表期刊論文 (How to Write and Publish Journal Papers)

圖書館誠意邀請你們參加由余同希教授 (Prof. Tongxi YU) 主講的寫作講座,講題為 「怎樣撰寫和發表期刊論文」(How to Write and Publish Journal Papers)。

期刊論文是宣示科研發現與傳播學術成果的主要媒介;發表期刊論文在研究生、博士生的學業和大學教師的學術生涯中都起著重要而不可替代的作用。近年來,隨著全球期刊論文數量的激增,在優質國際刊物上發表論文的競爭也日趨激烈。因此,如何提高論文的撰寫質量,爭取在優質刊物上發表,是很多人面臨 的問題,同時也是研究生學習過程中的一個重要環節。

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Scholarly Communications Seminar: Publishing your Research with IOP – Navigating the Changing Environment

Publishing your Research with IOP – Navigating the Changing EnvironmentThe seminar will cover some key aspects of publishing your scientific research, especially in Physics.

  • What to expect from the review process
  • What to consider when selecting a journal
  • Some common mistakes in article submission & how to avoid them

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