Elsevier Announces its Collaboration with United Arab Emirates University

 UAE University benefits from access to Elsevier's SciVal research management solutions and Scopus

Abu Dhabi, July 30, 2013

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced its collaboration with United Arab Emirates University by providing the university with access to Elsevier's SciVal research management solutions and Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature.

Built on Elsevier's 130-year heritage in the world of research, SciVal helps institutions develop their portfolios, optimize funding flows, assemble collaborative partnerships and manage research activities. UAE University will have access to SciVal Strata, SciVal Spotlight and SciVal Experts. In addition, SciVal Analytics will provide the university with a tailored report on researcher mobility between the UAE and other countries, and how it relates to research productivity. These trusted research management solutions, which analyze publication data from Scopus, will help UAE University establish, execute and evaluate its strategies to drive research and innovation.

"In an effort to be the nation's engine for research development and innovation, UAE University is committed to use unique tools and information technology to help determine its strategy for research development," said Maryam Amir Khan, Director of the Institutional Effectiveness and Planning Support Unit at UAE University. "We consider SciVal and Scopus key tools which will help achieve our university mission to catalyze the application of new knowledge and methodology in research. In order to do so, access to high quality, world-class scientific information and accurate evaluation of our research performance is critical."

"Elsevier is honored to serve such a distinguished institute in the UAE," said Nick Fowler, Managing Director, A&G Institutional Markets at Elsevier. "We believe that Scopus and SciVal will help UAE University enhance the effectiveness of their research performance, stimulating innovation from initial research to commercialization. We are pleased to be able to support and drive the impact of UAE University's research output, helping the institute enhance its competitive edge."

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About United Arab Emirates University, UAE
The United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)
- Founded in 1976 by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, UAEU is a comprehensive, research-intensive university enrolling approximately 14,000 Emirati and international students. As the UAE's flagship university, UAEU offers a full range of accredited, high-quality graduate and undergraduate programs through nine Colleges: Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Food and Agriculture; Humanities and Social Sciences; IT; Law; Medicine and Health Sciences; and Science. With a distinguished international faculty, state-of-the art new campus, and full range of student support services, UAEU offers a living-learning environment that is unmatched in the UAE.

As a research-intensive university of international stature, UAEU works with its partners in industry to provide research solutions to challenges faced by the nation, the region, and the world. The University has established research centers of strategic importance to the country and the region which are advancing knowledge in critical areas ranging from water resources to cancer treatments. UAEU is currently ranked the number one research university in the GCC, number two in the Arab World, and #370 globally.

About Elsevier's SciVal

Built on Elsevier's 130-year heritage in the world of research, SciVal helps institutions make more informed decisions to drive research outcomes. Serving research institutions, funders and policy makers, our objective data and trusted solutions enable organizations to build their portfolios, optimize funding flows, assemble collaborative partnerships and manage research activities. Elsevier integrates institutional and external data sources with information from Scopus, the world's largest abstract and citation database, to provide innovative solutions including Pure, SciVal Experts, SciVal Funding, SciVal Spotlight, SciVal Strata and SciVal Analytics.

About Scopus

Scopus
, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize scholarly research. Its vast database contains abstracts and references from nearly 21,000 titles from 5,000 publishers worldwide, ensuring broad interdisciplinary coverage in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences and Arts & Humanities. Scopus was designed and developed with input from researchers and librarians internationally; and features direct links to subscribed full-text articles, other library resources and interoperability with applications such as reference management software.

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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