Elsevier and Hacettepe University Launch Event on Research Performance and Evaluation in Turkey

  Elsevier and Hacettepe University Launch Event on Research Performance and
                             Evaluation in Turkey

  PR Newswire

  ANKARA, Turkey, March 11, 2013

ANKARA, Turkey, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical
information products and services, has announced the meeting: Turkey and
Turkish University's Research Outputs in the Context of International Trends
in Science and Collaboration Opportunities , which will take place on 12 March
at the Congress Center of Hacettepe University, Sihhiye Campus in Ankara,
Turkey.

Elsevier has organized the meeting in close collaboration with Hacettepe
University. Its main goal is to bring together representatives from
government, research institutes, universities, university libraries, experts
in public policy and researchers to present and discuss Turkey's research
performance. At the same time the event will provide an opportunity for
quality dialogue on the topic of research evaluation, innovation and policy
management, and share best practices on how to capture and analyse information
scientific research output and how it can be used to develop research
strategy.

Keynote speakers of the event include: Prof. Dr. A. Murat TUNCER, Rector of
Hacettepe University; Youngsuk "Y.S." Chi, Chairman of Elsevier; Prof. Andrea
Bonaccorsi, board member of the Italian Agency for the Evaluation of
Universities and Research institutes (ANVUR); Dr. John Green, Honorary
Researcher, Imperial College; Prof. Mustafa Güden, Rector of Izmir Higher
Technology Institute; Prof. Cem Saraç, Vice Rector of Hacettepe University;
Prof. Hasan MANDAL, Vice Rector of Sabanci University, Director of Research
and Graduate Policies and Jörg Hellwig, SciVal Consultant at Elsevier.

"Elsevier is honoured to collaborate with Hacettepe University in organizing
this meeting on research evaluation in Turkey," said Tayfun Basal, Elsevier's
Regional Director for Turkey, Iran, Middle East and Central Asia. "The event
will create opportunities for networking between institutions, universities,
organizations and funding bodies on a national and international level. We
believe that it will help develop new strategies to increase research
performance of Turkey and stimulate international collaboration."

For more information in Turkish go to the Elsevier Turkey website or follow us
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About Hacettepe University

The Chair of Child Health, deemed to be the origin of Hacettepe Faculty of
Medicine, was founded as a part of Faculty of Medicine, Ankara University by
Prof. Dr. İhsan Doğramacı on February 2, 1954.

The foundation stone of the university was laid in 1957 with the Child Health
Institute and Hospital on the Hacettepe Campus, which launched its training,
education and research activities and public services in 1958.

Hacettepe University carries on its activities with 14 faculties, 14
institutes, 2 schools, 1 conservatory, 6 vocational schools, and 45 research
and application centers within the scope of Law on Organization of Higher
Education Institutions, No. 2809, which was enacted in 1982.

Hacettepe University, as one of the leading universities in the country, keeps
contributing to social development and universal values in the fields of
science, technology and art. http://www.hacettepe.edu.tr

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 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
provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal
and Risk and Business sectors, 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 Gamze Keskin Elsevier, Turkey, Iran, Middle East and Central
Asia +90-533-330-57-99 g.keskin@elsevier.com