Elsevier and Kanazawa University in Japan Collaborate to Map University's Research Performance

  Elsevier and Kanazawa University in Japan Collaborate to Map University's
                             Research Performance

  PR Newswire

  TOKYO, January 31, 2013

TOKYO, January 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

SciVal® brings insights that will help Kanazawa University collaborate with
industry partners and acquire more research funding

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical
information products and services, today announced its collaboration with
Kanazawa University in Japan by providing access to SciVal and consultative
support in mapping the university's research performance.

With the help of SciVal Consultants, Kanazawa University used SciVal to map
out its research expertise and areas of growth, identify potential resources
to accelerate funding acquisition and gather actionable insights to enhance
collaboration between the university and industry partners. These analyses,
which were conducted during the past months, will be used by Kanazawa
University's research administrators (URAs) as a basis for defining the
university's future research strategy.

"Using Elsevier's SciVal suite we have been able to make a concrete
industry-university matching list and benchmark local funding opportunities,"
said Professor Koetsu Yamazaki, Vice President for Research and Director of
Organization of Frontier Science and Innovation at Kanazawa University. "Based
on these findings we have now outlined various interesting industry-university
cooperation projects which we aim to incorporate into the university's
research strategy."

Niels Weertman, Vice President of SciVal at Elsevier, added, "We are very
happy to support Professor Yamazaki and other URAs at Kanazawa University in
their research evaluation activities by not only providing access to SciVal,
but also by supporting the team with our expertise in data interpretation.
Through our collaborative approach, we will continually work with Kanazawa
University to advance their research strategies, pinpoint emerging trends, and
identify new opportunities for collaboration both locally and

About K anazawa University

Kanazawa University is a national university in Japan with a 150-year history,
originally established as a Hikoso Vaccination Center in 1862. The university
has three colleges, sixteen schools and five graduate schools with 10,000
students mainly based in Kanazawa, Ishikawa prefecture. The university
represents a higher education institute in Hokuriku region and aims to be a
research and education university open to the region and to the world. For
more information: http://www.kanazawa-u.ac.jp and
http://www.experts.scival.com/kanazawa .

About Elsevier ' s SciVal suite Designed to support the many stages of the
research planning cycle, Elsevier's SciVal® suite of solutions provides
information about research performance, funding and expertise to enable
informed decision-making and drive successful outcomes. Serving research
institutions, funding agencies and policy bodies, SciVal delivers objective
analytical capabilities that can enhance the performance of individuals, teams
and organizations. SciVal integrates institutional and external data sources
with information from Elsevier's Scopus®, the standard for bibliometric
research tools, to offer trusted solutions including SciVal Experts , SciVal
Funding , SciVal Spotlight , SciVal Strata , SciVal Analytics and Pure .

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical
information products and services. The company works in partnership with the
global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals,
including The Lancet and Cell , and close to 20,000 book titles, including
major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions
include ScienceDirect , Scopus , Reaxys , ClinicalKey and Mosby's Nursing
Suite , which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals,
and the SciVal suite and MEDai's Pinpoint Review , which help research and
health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people
worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC , a world-leading
publisher and information provider, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier
PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL
(London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

Media contact Nami Kanda Elsevier Japan +81-3-5561-5069 n.kanda@elsevier.com
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