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International Symposium on University Rankings and Scholarly Impact in the Open Access Era

Monday, October 22nd 2012
São Paulo – SP - Brazil

XV Event Celebrating the Book and the Library Week at USP and the International Open Access Week
University Rankings have become important tools used by both students and academic professionals across the world. The participation in university rankings has been providing excellent results, such as the increase in the quality of academic activities and visibility. New demands of globalization have led Latin American Universities to speed up the internationalization process of their education and research activities. On the other hand, the open access movement encourages the broad and quick advance of scholarly visibility. In this scenario, we have been facing tremendous challenges in collecting, organizing and disseminating scholarly material from our institutions.


Discuss challenges posed by international university ranking systems to Latin American universities, particularly to Brazilian universities.
Explore the open access movement and the impact generated by the increased visibility and access to intellectual production (scientific, technological and artistic) of universities, from a multidimensional view.
DATE: Monday, October 22nd 2012

VENUE: University of São Paulo
The School of Economics, Business Administration and Accounting – FEA - USP - FEA 5 Auditorium - Av. Prof. Luciano Gualberto, n. 908 - Butantã – Cidade Universitária - São Paulo – SP – Brazil

WHO SHOULD ATTEND - Senior University Administrators, Faculty Deans, University Chancellors and Vice-Chancellors, Researchers, Academics, Professionals and Students interested in university rankings, research quality, open access movement



8h30min - Registration e Welcome Coffee
9h00min - Chair’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

Hélio Nogueira da Cruz, Vice-President of the University of São Paulo
9h15min - Portal of Journals USP - Launch
9h30min - 12h - Mesa 1 - International University Ranking Systems – challenges posed to Latin American Universities
Methodologies, indicators and quality measurement
University community participation and internationalization
World Class University

Adnei Melges de Andrade, Executive Vice-President of International Relationships, University of São Paulo - USP

Felix de Moya, SCImago Institutions Rankings (SIR)
Elizabeth Gibney, Times Higher Education
Isidro Aguillo, Webometrics
12h - Lunch
14h - Digital Library of USP Intellectual Production - Launch
14h15min às 17h - Multidimensional vision about research, intellectual production and information Access

Scientific production, excellence and research
New metrics based on social web - Altmetrics
Intellectual production and information access

Marco Antonio Zago, Research Provost Office, University of São Paulo - USP

Gregg Gordon, Social Science Research Network
Cameron Neylon, Altmetrics (to be confirmed)
Sueli Mara Ferreira, Integrated Library System, University of São Paulo - USP
17h - Recommendations and Closing Remarks

Guilherme Ary Plonski, Technical School of Management, University of São Paulo - USP
17h20min - Closing Coffee and Socializing

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