New Profiles for a New Century

Thomson Reuters, a global leader in providing information, will address concerns over current profile systems with the Global Institutional Profiles Project. The 21st century academic institution has many fluid layers, and Thomson Reuters is committed to developing an equally robust and dynamic dataset. The Profiles Project, launched in 2009, rests on the principle that one size does not fit all — as the world continues to flatten and specialize, profile databases must broaden in scope, deepen in content, and become increasingly flexible.

Our aim with the Global Institutional Profiles Project, which includes our work with Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings, is to develop a data source that provides the best informed and most effective resource to build profiles of universities and institutions around the world. The Profiles Project will create data-driven portraits of globally significant institutions, combining reputational assessment, scholarly outputs, funding levels, faculty characteristics and much more in one comprehensive database. Thomson Reuters also brings a celebrated legacy of data transparency to the Profiles Project, operating with clear methodology and data gathering practices. The added input variables, more transparent methodology, and many additional project elements will provide the nuances to explain a wide range of ranking initiatives, revealing what diversity lies within.

Project Overview: We're fine-tuning for clarity

For more details on the Profiles Project, please review Director of Research Evaluation, Jonathan Adams’ article that overviews the initiative. You can also find specific information on each project stage as the initiative progresses.

Stages of Global Profiles Project
- click on a stage STAGE 1 - OPINION SURVEY STAGE 2 - REPUTATIONAL SURVEY STAGE 3 - INSTITUTIONAL DATA COLLECTION STAGE 4 - DATA VALIDATION STAGE 5 - DATA DELIVERY Profiles Project Home