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Dr. Gunnar Sivertsen, Researcher, Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU)

Gunnar Sivertsen is Research Professor and Head of Bibliometric Research at the Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU) in Oslo, Norway. Sivertsen established bibliometrics as a field of research in Norway in 1989 and has since then published frequently in the core journals of the field with publications cited up to 272 times (within Web of Science).

Based on his research results and competences, Sivertsen has contributed to science-based innovation in the development and use of indicators. He has impacted not only the development within the academic field of scientometrics and research evaluation, but also advised and influenced the development of the research system in several countries in direct interaction with governments, institutions and other stakeholders outside of the academic community.

Sivertsen is also specialized in 18th Century literature and the works of Ludvig Holberg (1684-1754); has a PhD in Scandinavian literature from the University of Oslo.