Ping Zhou is a Full Professor at Zhejiang University. She holds a PhD from the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2009), a Master’s Degree in historical literature from Renmin University (1991), and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Sichuan University (1984). She had been worked for three years as a researcher and one year as a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for R&D Monitoring (ECOOM), KU Leuven, Belgium (2006-2010). Before doctoral study at the University of Amsterdam, she was a visiting scholar at the Department of Communications Studies, the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of Amsterdam (2004-2005). Before joining Zhejiang University in 2013, she had been a Senior Researcher at the Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (ISTIC, 1995-2013), an Archivist at the First Historical Archives of China (1991-1995), and a teaching assistant at the Department of Chemistry, Xihua Normal University (1984-1988).

Her research interests include research evaluation, bibliometrics or scientometrics, science and technology management, with specific focus on China and comparative studies of China and leading nations.


Research work

bibliometrics, research evaluation, relations between government funding and research output, collaboration models and efficiency, triple-helix on university-industry-government relations.


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