THA WEBINAR SERIES: 2014-2015

UNIVERSITY RANKINGS, THE TRIPLE HELIX MODEL AND WEBOMETRICS:
OPENING PANDORA’S BOX!

The second title of the series will take place on Friday 20th February 2015, 11.00 am CET.

The Triple Helix model has a number of profound implications when applied to university and innovation rankings. The Model not only widens the scope of what constitutes the core mission of a university, but also provides a fresh perspective on how institutional performance is evaluated, and consequently raises important questions about what the ‘model university’ is, or if a ‘Triple Helix model university’ (can) exist? In addition to challenging our definition of a university, the Triple Helix model itself is challenged: are universities, industry, and government always the three relevant sectors? What about the humanities, or more practice-oriented education? Does the Triple Helix model apply to a music school or a nursing college? If so, in what way? Intersecting these conceptual questions is the emerging field of Internet metrics (Webometrics), which provide tremendous insight into communication at a time when the Internet itself is transforming higher education.

During the one hour webinar our speakers will go through these questions with the aim of re-framing ideas about university rankings, the Triple Helix model and measurement methods.
The webinar will be targeted at academics, as well as practitioners and policy makers with an interest in Entrepreneurial University metrics and economic impact.

REGISTRATION FEE:

50€, which includes the access to the webinar and the annual THA regular individual membership.
To register, please email:
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If you are interested in the THA webinar series, subscribe now. The annual THA regular organizational membership (200€) to include free access to all the six webinar titles!

THA members can join the webinar free of charge.

A video recording of the previous title From the Ivory Tower to the Entrepreneurial University is available for THA members at our website: www.triplehelixassociation.org, in the TH repository.

SPEAKERS

Professor Han Woo ParkHan Woo Park is a Full Professor in the Department of Media and Communication at YeungNam University, South Korea. His research focuses on the use of new digital technologies in extending social and semantic networks and the role of communication in scientific, technical, innovative, and governmental activities. He has been a research associate at the Royal Netherlands Academy, a visiting scholar at the Oxford Internet Institute, and a director of the World Class University Webometrics Institute. He is currently the director of the Cyber Emotions Research Center and Asia Triple Helix Society. He has founded a conference on Triple Helix and Network Sciences in Asia, called DISC (Daegu Gyeongbuk International Social Network Conference, http://asia-triplehelix.org). He sits on the editorial boards of many journals including Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia, Scientometrics, Quality and Quantity, Knowledge Economy, and Big Data and Society. Further, he has guest-edited special issues of the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication and Asian Journal of Communication.

Pieter StekPieter Stek is a Doctoral Student at the Faculty of Technology, Policy, and Management at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. He completed his Master’s Degrees at Yonsei University, Korea, and the University of Twente, the Netherlands. The title of his dissertation research is: “National Innovation Systems and Cluster Development in Knowledge Intensive Industries”. He is an Advisor for External Relations at QS Asia Quacquarelli Symmonds, Singapore, an adjunct lecturer at Chonbuk National University and Myongji University, Korea, and International Liaison Officer for the Asia Triple Helix Society, Korea. Previously, he was External Relations Manager in the Office of International Affairs at Sungkyunkwan University, Korea.