Lecture series: Science of Science in the Spotlight

The lecture series ‘Science of Science in the Spotlight’ aims to provide a forum for multidisciplinary exchange and dialogue across the fields of higher education research, bibliometrics, sociology of science, and history/philosophy of science in Luxembourg. The sixth lecture takes place on Wednesday, 21 July from 17:00 to 18:30 CET on the topic ‘Understanding Chinese science: new perspectives from scientometrics and research policy’.

Speaker is Dr Lin Zhang, Professor at the School of Information Management, Wuhan University, China.


China’s emergence in science and technology has a far reaching impact on global science. With its tremendous rise in research investment, fast growing S&T workforce, and rapid increase in international collaboration, China has become one of the most important contributors to global scientific knowledge. This talk aims to provide audience with a deeper understanding of the Chinese science system, the new developments of Chinese research policy, and its implication for the global science.

This lecture will take place online on Wednesday,21 July from 17:00 – 18:30 CET via Webex.

Meeting number: 175 448 0508

Password: SciSci

About the lecture series

Through international visits and collaboration with leading experts in the relevant research fields and disciplines, the Lecture Series offers an ideal platform to bolster Luxembourg’s growing research expertise and current initiatives in the “Science of Science”, including diverse science and policy communities and the wider public.

A multidisciplinary series of events, these lectures provide diverse insights and solidify Luxembourg’s networks in this global field of research, to build new relationships, and to encourage a multidisciplinary, interfaculty, and interorganizational exchange with leading researchers from abroad.

Leading researchers visiting Luxembourg will share their knowledge at the intersection of higher education research, bibliometrics, sociology of science, and history/philosophy of science—embedded in social and computational sciences more generally.

Discussions relate to such topics as historical and philosophical views on international higher education developments in different countries, inequalities in science, scientific knowledge production and collaborative networks, data-sharing, research policy and its impact on evidence-based decision-making processes.

Previous lectures can be re-watched on the University of Luxembourg website.

The series is at the intersection of different strands of research that has grown in Luxembourg over the past decade. The lectures showcase emerging collaboration patterns within Luxembourg, across Europe, and globally. It provides opportunities to discuss cutting-edge research results in this highly innovative multidisciplinary field of research. The lectures stimulate debates on theoretical and methodological approaches and on data acquisition and analysis.

This lecture series is supported through the FNR’s RESCOM programme, through which the FNR supports communication between researchers to promote scientific outcomes. The lecture series is organised by social scientist Jennifer Dusdal (University of Luxembourg).

Each lecture will be available to re-watch online on the University of Luxembourg website.

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