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Category - Evaluation and Ranking

Responsible Use of Research Metrics

Conventional research metrics such as journal impact factor, citation count and H-index are common ways to assess quality of research outputs. However, the use of these metrics as a standalone measure can result in misleading conclusions. 

From h-index to Beamplots: Seeing citation impact in 2-D

Beamplot is a new tool that presents citation impact. It shows a richer picture of one's publication portfolio than single-point metrics such as citation counts and h-index. This post takes 4 HKUST professors as examples to explore beamplots.

Open Data Makes Lives Better

Data is the foundation of information and knowledge. Making data openly accessible and free to use can support governments, businesses and individuals to create new value that can benefit the society, economy, and environment.

Global Innovation Index (GII) 2019 Rankings

The ranking results show that Hong Kong performs the best in market sophistication and creative outputs, whereas the weakest performance is in knowledge and technology outputs.