[Air-l] PhD Studentship in Internet Research / Webometrics

M.Thelwall at wlv.ac.uk M.Thelwall at wlv.ac.uk
Wed Dec 17 11:08:58 PST 2003

Title: An Exploration of Web Manifestations of 
University-Industry-Government Relations in the UK

Academia, government and industry do not and cannot operate in isolation in 
a modern economy. Academic research is now also conducted inside industry 
as well as in partnerships between industry and universities. An important 
new role of government is to promote university-industry collaboration and 
practice-oriented, problem solving research (Mode 2 Science) rather than 
more abstract and theory oriented research (Mode 1 Science). As with any 
area in which the government spends enormous amounts of money, there is a 
need to assess value and to understand the processes that links funding to 
desirable outcomes (increased national competitiveness). The object of the 
PhD is to explore a source of information about UIG connections: the web 
sites of the organisations concerned. The objective is not to assess the 
quality of connections, but to evaluate the extent to which such 
connections are visible on the web and can be used to extract useful 

How to Apply This post is available to an Information Science or Social 
Science graduate, Internet Researcher or other graduate with relevant 
expertise. The research is of an interdisciplinary nature and the student 
will need to gain knowledge of areas outside of their discipline. This will 
include learning web page creation and studying selected statistical 
techniques. The studentship is to run for a three years with a bursary of 
£7,500 p.a. In order to apply, visit the URL below or email Mike Thelwall 
m.thelwall @ wlv.ac.uk [remove spaces before using] with a copy of your 
C.V. Applicants from outside of the UK are welcome. The deadline for 
receipt of an email is 31 March, 2004.

Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group, University of Wolverhampton, UK

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