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Welcome to the Gordon Institute of Business Science

Sarah Condon, 19th October 2021

Altmetric announced today that the Gordon Institute of Business Science at the University of Pretoria (GIBS) is adopting the Altmetric Explorer for Institutions, replacing Plum Analytics for all users at the business school. 

Altmetric’s service will provide GIBS with advanced tracking of research dissemination and discussion across multiple online forums including news attention, blog mentions, use of research within policy documents, within patents, Wikipedia, YouTube videos and more. 

“Measuring the impact of research output, especially in practice, can be challenging, but the Altmetric Explorer removes those obstacles through their user-friendly intuitive platform providing you with a balcony view of our impact,” said Beulah Muller, Associate Director of Info Central at The institute.

“We are very pleased to be able to help GIBS improve on their efforts to track and make use of the social impact and dissemination of their research around the world”, said Ben McLeish, Director of Outreach & Advocacy at Altmetric. “The Gordon Institute have taken the mission of broader engagement with research seriously for a long time, and we are thrilled to be able to help them execute further in this area.”

About the Gordon Institute of Business Science:

The University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) is a leading business school in the heart of Illovo, Johannesburg, close to the Sandton business hub. The institute offers academic programmes as well as a wide range of executive courses which can be custom-designed to suit specific company needs. GIBS is a faculty of the University of Pretoria.