BANGKOK, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Access to SciVal Spotlight provides university with insights into its core research areas and intelligence to help institution determine its research strategies
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced its collaboration with Kasetsart University in Thailand by providing access to Elsevier's strategic planning solution SciVal Spotlight beginning June 2013.
SciVal Spotlight, part of Elsevier's SciVal suite of research management tools, provides institutions and countries with an interdisciplinary view of their unique research strengths, helping them to define and execute their research strategies and explore opportunities for collaboration with peer institutions. SciVal Spotlight uses Scopus , the world's largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, as its underlying data source.Kasetsart University is the first university in Thailand to use SciVal Spotlight. The university selected the tool to map its research performance and international collaboration trends more effectively. With access to SciVal Spotlight Kasetsart University will be able to analyze its core areas of research as well as current and potential collaboration partners. "Internationalization and collaboration are two of the university's top priorities," said Associate Professor Vudtechai Kapilakanchana, President, Kasetsart University. "We need an objective understanding of our research strengths in order to make more informed strategic investment decisions. Finding the right collaborators is also essential to make our research programs a success. SciVal Spotlight will equip the university with research intelligence to build up its capacity and produce high quality work capable of competing in the global research market." "Elsevier is honored to serve our first SciVal client in Thailand," said Niels Weertman, Vice President of SciVal at Elsevier. "By providing Kasetsart University with access to SciVal Spotlight together with our consultative expertise and services, we aim to help the university apply SciVal data to establish optimal research strategies." About Kasetsart University