Elsevier and Kanazawa University in Japan Collaborate to Map University’s Research Performance


SciVal® brings insights that will help Kanazawa University collaborate with industry partners and acquire more research funding

Tokyo, January31, 2013, -

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced its collaboration with Kanazawa University in Japan by providing access to SciVal and consultative support in mapping the university’s research performance.


With the help of SciVal Consultants, Kanazawa University used SciVal to map out its research expertise and areas of growth, identify potential resources to accelerate funding acquisition and gather actionable insights to enhance collaboration between the university and industry partners. These analyses, which were conducted during the past months, will be used by Kanazawa University’s research administrators (URAs) as a basis for defining the university’s future research strategy.


“Using Elsevier’s SciVal suite we have been able to make a concrete industry-university matching list and benchmark local funding opportunities,” said Professor Koetsu Yamazaki, Vice President for Research and Director of Organization of Frontier Science and Innovation at Kanazawa University. “Based on these findings we have now outlined various interesting industry-university cooperation projects which we aim to incorporate into the university’s research strategy.”


Niels Weertman, Vice President of SciVal at Elsevier, added, “We are very happy to support Professor Yamazaki and other URAs at Kanazawa University in their research evaluation activities by not only providing access to SciVal, but also by supporting the team with our expertise in data interpretation. Through our collaborative approach, we will continually work with Kanazawa University to advance their research strategies, pinpoint emerging trends, and identify new opportunities for collaboration both locally and internationally.”

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About Kanazawa University
Kanazawa University is a national university in Japan with a 150-year history, originally established as a Hikoso Vaccination Center in 1862. The university has three colleges, sixteen schools and five graduate schools with 10,000 students mainly based in Kanazawa, Ishikawa prefecture. The university represents a higher education institute in Hokuriku region and aims to be a research and education university open to the region and to the world. For more information: http://www.kanazawa-u.ac.jp and http://www.experts.scival.com/kanazawa.

About Elsevier’s SciVal suite

Designed to support the many stages of the research planning cycle, Elsevier’s SciVal® suite of solutions provides information about research performance, funding and expertise to enable informed decision-making and drive successful outcomes. Serving research institutions, funding agencies and policy bodies, SciVal delivers objective analytical capabilities that can enhance the performance of individuals, teams and organizations. SciVal integrates institutional and external data sources with information from Elsevier’s Scopus®, the standard for bibliometric research tools, to offer trusted solutions including SciVal Experts, SciVal Funding, SciVal Spotlight, SciVal Strata, SciVal Analytics and Pure.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, more than 35,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professionals and business customers across industries. www.elsevier.com

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Elsevier Japan
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