University of Leiden, The Netherlands
Anthony van Raan is Professor of Quantitative Studies of Science and was till 2010 Director of the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) at Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands.
Professor van Raan's main research area is the design, construction and application of quantitative indicators on important aspects of science and technology. His current work covers the development of information systems in Science and Technology, cognitive and socio-organisational processes in the development of scientific and technological fields, analysis of scientific progress and assessment of scientific performance. His main research themes include research performance assessment by advanced bibliometric methods, mapping of science and technology and science as a 'self-organising' cognitive ecosystem. In this work, Professor van Raan combines ideas from physics and mathematics, particularly networks and complex systems, philosophy of science and sociology of science.
Professor Anthony F.J. van Raan University of Leiden
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