European Network of Indicator Designers

ENID Indicators PhD School on Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators and Knoweldge Dynamics Visualisation



PdD School

Positioning Indicators

PRIME projects



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Science and technology indicators and visualisation tools are essential instruments for understanding national and international efforts and results in knowledge production. The theoretical frameworks and empirical experiments on STI indicators and visualisation, attempt to follow needs expressed by scholars, policy makers and stakeholders to identify changes in national research and innovations systems, and to better understand internationalisation and integration processes in public research, higher education, and knowledge production modes.
Developments within PRIME point out that work on indicators and visualisation profits from new approaches to indicate the structure and dynamics of research and innovation, and to indicate the position and performance of higher education institutions reacting to public interventions. For proper understanding of results on these and similar issues, clarification of basic propositions behind indicators and visualisations of S,T&I is necessary.
The Amsterdam Summer School on Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators, derives from extensive PRIME research activity in the field. The aim is to supply a short intensive training period to PhDs and post-doc students on fundamentals of and new developments in STI Indicators in order to reinforce and update the existing competences on the field. The School, which follows a previous school organised in 2007 in Rome, wants to outline positioning and performance indicators and knowledge dynamic visualisation approaches, relying on lectures, hands-on demonstrations, presentations by the participating students, guided by senior scientists, and general discussions. The policy relevancy of indicators and visualisations is a main issue in discussions, together with deepening of understanding of validity, reliability of indicators and visualisations, at policy relevant levels, ranging from macro, intermediate, to the micro-level

General information
Date: 1-4th September 2009

Local organisation
Department of Science System Assessment (SciSA)
Rathenau Instituut, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, The Hague/Amsterdam

Coordinator of the School
Robert Braam SciSA

Scientific Committee

Peter van den Besselaar, SciSA
Benedetto Lepori, University of Lugano and Observatoire des Sciences et Techniques, Paris
Remi Barré, CNAM, Paris
Ben Jongbloed, CHEPS, University of Twente

Secretariat and local organisation

Robert Braam

Rathenau Instituut, department for Science System Assessment (SciSA)

Anna van Saksenlaan 51

P.O. Box 95366

2509 CJ The Hague

Phone +31 70 342 1529


Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences

Het Trippenhuis
Kloveniersburgwal 29
1011 JV Amsterdam

Old Meeting Room, Louys Room and Hendrick Room

The Rathenau Institute. Science System Assessment

The Rathenau Institute is an independent organization that concerns itself with issues on the interface between science, technology and society, and that provides politicians with timely and well-considered  information. The Rathenau Institute has two core tasks. The institute investigates how the science system performs and how it responds to scientific and social developments. This task is called Science System Assessment, or SciSA. Besides, it studies the impacts of science and technology on society from the point of view of the public. This is known in professional circles as Technology Assessment, or TA.

ENID Secretary: Dr. Benedetto Lepori
Centre for Organisational Research, Faculty of Economics, University of Lugano
Email : - Tel: +41 (0)58 666 46 14