Elsevier and Hacettepe University Launch Event on Research Performance and Evaluation in Turkey

Ankara, March 11, 2013 - Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, has announced the meeting: Turkey and Turkish University’s Research Outputs in the Context of International Trends in Science and Collaboration Opportunities, which will take place on 12 March at the Congress Center of Hacettepe University, Sihhiye Campus in Ankara, Turkey.

Elsevier has organized the meeting in close collaboration with Hacettepe University. Its main goal is to bring together representatives from government, research institutes, universities, university libraries, experts in public policy and researchers to present and discuss Turkey’s research performance. At the same time the event will provide an opportunity for quality dialogue on the topic of research evaluation, innovation and policy management, and share best practices on how to capture and analyse information scientific research output and how it can be used to develop research strategy.

Keynote speakers of the event include: Prof. Dr. A. Murat TUNCER, Rector of Hacettepe University; Youngsuk “Y.S.” Chi, Chairman of Elsevier; Prof. Andrea Bonaccorsi, board member of the Italian Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research institutes (ANVUR); Dr. John Green, Honorary Researcher, Imperial College; Prof. Mustafa Güden, Rector of Izmir Higher Technology Institute; Prof. Cem Saraç, Vice Rector of Hacettepe University; Prof. Hasan MANDAL, Vice Rector of Sabanci University, Director of Research and Graduate Policies and Jörg Hellwig, SciVal Consultant at Elsevier.

“Elsevier is honoured to collaborate with Hacettepe University in organizing this meeting on research evaluation in Turkey,” said Tayfun Basal, Elsevier’s Regional Director for Turkey, Iran, Middle East and Central Asia. “The event will create opportunities for networking between institutions, universities, organizations and funding bodies on a national and international level. We believe that it will help develop new strategies to increase research performance of Turkey and stimulate international collaboration.”

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About Hacettepe University
The Chair of Child Health, deemed to be the origin of Hacettepe Faculty of Medicine, was founded as a part of Faculty of Medicine, Ankara University by Prof. Dr. İhsan Doğramacı on February 2, 1954.

The foundation stone of the university was laid in 1957 with the Child Health Institute and Hospital on the Hacettepe Campus, which launched its training, education and research activities and public services in 1958.

Hacettepe University carries on its activities with 14 faculties, 14 institutes, 2 schools, 1 conservatory, 6 vocational schools, and 45 research and application centers within the scope of Law on Organization of Higher Education Institutions, No. 2809, which was enacted in 1982.

Hacettepe University, as one of the leading universities in the country, keeps contributing to social development and universal values in the fields of science, technology and art. www.hacettepe.edu.tr

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence, and ClinicalKey — and publishes nearly 2,200 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and over 25,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works.

The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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