14 June 2021
Prof. Dr. Robert Tijssen was promoted to Professor emeritus of Science and Innovation Studies at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University in May 2021. In addition, he holds the Chair of Science and Innovation Studies and coordinates the Science, Technology and Innovation Studies (STIS) research program at CWTS. Robert is a professor at the Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST) and lectures on the topics of bibliometrics and scientometrics in the Science and Technology Studies degree programmes. He is the CWTS representative of the DSI-NRF Center of Excellence in Scientometrics and Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (SciSTIP) Steering Committee, and a member of the SciSTIP Management Team.
Robert is affiliated to the African Studies Centre at Leiden University and he is a project leader at the LDE Center for Frugal Innovation in Africa. He is also an international research partner and co-investigator at the Centre for Global Higher Education (United Kingdom).
His scholarly interests and research activities focus on various topics within science and innovation studies, as well as related issues in the area of higher education studies. Most of his academic studies within this ‘knowledge triangle’ tend to be empirical and quantitative.