Eugene Garfield receives the Doctorate Honoris Causa for the University of Barcelona

//Eugene Garfield receives the Doctorate Honoris Causa for the University of Barcelona
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POSTPONED FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR OF 2016-2017

On April 14, 2016, at the Paranymph (photo) of the historial building of the University of Barcelona, Eugene Garfield will receive the Doctorate Honoris Causa, proposed last year by the Faculty of Library and Information Science. Eugene Garfield (Nova York, 1925) is the haighest authority in the field of scientific documentation. He founded the Institute for Scientific Information (Philadelphia, 1960) and designed and initially directed Current Contents (several fields), the Citation Index (Arts & Humanities, Science i Social Sciences) , the Journal of Citation Reports, and The Scientist. At present, those publications and the activities of the former ISI belong to Thomson Reuters, one of the leaders in word-wide scientific information.

The University of Barcelona, founded in 1450 by King Alfons V of Aragon, is the most formidable public institution of higher education in Catalonia, catering to the needs of the greatest number of students and delivering the broadest and most comprehensive offering in higher educational courses. The UB is also the principal centre of university research in Spain and has become a European benchmark for research activity, both in terms of the number of excellent research groups and in terms of the programmes they conduct.

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