Thomson Reuters Chosen to Support World University Rankings

By Prne, Gaea News Network
Thursday, October 29, 2009


- Data Quality And Analysis Primary Factors In Selection

Thomson Reuters, the authority on research citation data for more than half a century, announced today that it will be the sole provider of data used to calculate the annual World University Rankings produced by the Times Higher Education.

“In addition to unmatched data quality, Thomson Reuters provides a proven history of bibliometric expertise and analysis,” said Jonathan Adams, director of research evaluation at Thomson Reuters. “We are proud that our data continues to be chosen by leading organizations around the world and we’re happy to provide insight and consultation on such a widely respected indicator.”

The Times Higher Education, a London-based weekly newspaper that covers higher education issues, has published its World University Rankings since 2004. In pursuit of a balanced, transparent methodology and best-in-class data quality, the publication has turned to Thomson Reuters for its experience and in-house expertise.

“Our rankings have become hugely influential, and we recognize our responsibility to produce the most rigorous and transparent table we can,” said Ann Mroz, editor of Times Higher Education. “So we’re delighted to have an agreement with Thomson Reuters to help us achieve that.”

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Source: Thomson Reuters

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