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Khalifa University of Science and Technology (KU) is one of the prominent Universities in the United Arab Emirates, of the Government of Abu Dhabi. The new Khalifa University was re-constituted in the year 2017 by merging three higher education institutions in Abu Dhabi, the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research (KUSTAR) and the Petroleum Institute. The objectives of these institutions and their research areas were entirely disparate in the pre-merger era and hence the evaluation of research performance of its pre-merged entities in the past is vital for Khalifa University to plan for the future course of actions. This study analyzes and visualizes scholarly publications of Khalifa University of Science and Technology (KU) using SCOPUS data. The analysis revealed that Khalifa University leads in productivity compared to other UAE universities, but the citation impact of its publications is less in comparison to United Arab Emirates University and New York University, Abu Dhabi in terms of citations per publications. Majority of the KU publications (80%) received less citations and few papers (20% of the KU publications) attracted 80% of the total citations received for KU publications. Analysis results indicate that publishing in top-ranked journals would improve the chance of getting more citations. It is expected that findings of this analysis of citations will help the administrators to understand the impact of KU’s research publications, frame research policies, and formulate strategies for increasing visibility and citation impact for the post-merger period.

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Performance evaluation is important for research institutions to know its strength and weakness and plan the future course of actions

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This page is a summary of: Research performance of Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, Performance Measurement and Metrics, November 2019, Emerald,
DOI: 10.1108/pmm-06-2019-0022.
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