Thomson Reuters launches Academic Reputation Survey for 2011
Research analytics and decision support citation data services provider Thomson Reuters, US, has announced that it has launched its Academic Reputation Survey for 2011. The survey, which will remain open until May 20, 2011, claims to be the largest of its kind ever undertaken by the company.
Survey respondents are asked which institutions they consider the best in terms of research, teaching and by other factors such as geographical region. The assessments gathered through the survey will be combined with other key variables to form a comprehensive profile for each institution.
The survey forms part of Thomson Reuters Global Institutional Profiles Project, an initiative that will create data-driven profiles of globally significant research institutions. It also will help inform the Times Higher Education's influential World University Rankings and represents the largest single reputation survey used in the rankings to date.
Thomson Reuters Global Institutional Profiles Project combines reputational feedback, scholarly outputs, citation patterns, funding levels, and faculty characteristics across disciplines in one comprehensive database. The dataset can be packaged and analysed to different specifications, giving organisations custom information for evaluating and benchmarking their performance and supporting efforts to secure research funding.