CU, Elsevier Mull Partnership on Information Solutions
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of information solutions that help to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries in science, health, and technology, has expressed its desire of partnering with Covenant University in its efforts at rising to the top of world rankings of universities.
The Sub-Saharan Account Manager, Mr. Ahmed Abdelwahab, disclosed this on Thursday, November 24, 2016, when he led a team from Elsevier on a courtesy visit to the Management of Covenant University.
Describing Covenant University as a very ambitious global university that wants to continue climbing the rankings, Mr. Abdelwahab said that his team, which also included the Country Director, Elsevier, Mr. Ibrahim Usman, and Customer Consultant, Ms. Genevieve Musasa, was at the University to have more understanding about its needs.
Elsevier, said Mr. Abdelwahab, is one of the few companies that provides comprehensive and complete platform for social workflow and has the technical expertise to instruct people on using its solutions, and data to validate the University’s direction. “As Management, you have to monitor what’s going on in the university; we have the solution,” he added.
A presentation made by the Elsevier team to the CU Management showed that Elsevier has a Research Intelligence Portfolio made up of Scival, for external view; Pure, for internal view; Analytical Services, for custom analysis; Scopus, for rich data; Mendeley, for research productivity; and ScienceDirect, for empowering smarter research. Elsevier’s basket of metrics, according to Mr. Abdelwahab, “guarantees high quality contents and spurs high ranking”.
The Director, Vice Chancellor’s Office, Dr. David Omole, in his comments, said that Covenant University had always made use of Scopus and described as heartwarming, the training conducted by Elsevier on how to use Scopus to search for journals and publish research findings.
In his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Professor AAA. Atayero, said the University subscribed to Scopus and the Times Higher Education Rankings because “we want to improve our ranking and to educate our scholars”.
The Vice-Chancellor, who reckoned that Covenant University needed to show a niche for research, expressed delight at Elsevier’s data and averred that the web-based digital solutions provider may continue to enjoy the University’s patronage.