Finding hidden talent

A new field guide to the world's best high-potential researchers


League of Scholars is an online talent discovery service that helps with strategic research recruitment, retention and collaboration.

We help Governments, Universities and Companies with their research strategy, positioning and analytics.

Big Ideas

"Leaders of our 12 best research institutions speak."

The Australian RESEARCH magazine 2024
in partnership with League of Scholars

Ten Tough Challenges

Are universities ready?

The Australian RESEARCH magazine 2023
in partnership with League of Scholars


Young Universities

"Looking past the Harvard headlights"

NATURE INDEX 2021 Young Universities
in partnership with League of Scholars

Contact us to find out how we can help your organisation optimise its opportunity in the rapidly expanding world of research and innovation talent.


Our Coverage



League of Scholars holds data on scholars from over 130,000 universities and research institutions worldwide. We collect and integrate bibliometrics data from a range of open public data sources including Google Scholar, Microsoft Academic and Webometrics.

Our comprehensive data coverage allows us to rank institutions globally and nationally on multiple topics giving the institutions the opportunity to gauge their ranking at a much granular level. These statistics allow them to make informed decisions on investments in research centers, strategical hires and academic promotions.



We have data on over 4,000,000 authors from around the world. Our rankings contain a range of factors including the quality of venues published in as well as industry linkages. And because they are very granular - it only compares apples with apples. Using novel machine learning algorithms we have predicted their age, gender and academic level which help in deeper analysis of research potential.

Utilising the current research collaboration network data we can assess each author's research network potential beyond their current organization.

Our data collection contains samples of author statistics going back in time for several years for most authors giving us the opportunity to compute unique and robust metrics of performance.

Research Topics


Our collection covers over 300 topics and 37,000 subtopics - derived from global in-publication keyword ranking and analysis - enabling granular and accurate author, topic and cross-institution comparisons.

Our analysis of author-topic relationships has enabled us to suggest related topics to widen the scope of search allowing strategical recruitment much easier.

Our Products and Services

TalentScope (Beta)


TalentScope enables research recruiters to easily and quickly identify suitable recruitment candidates in specific areas of research from around the world.

Researchers can be filtered by research interests, country, institutional affiliations as well as a number of customised inferred features including gender, current academic level eg lecturer or professor etc and estimated age. Lists can be quickly downloaded for further review and shortlisting with bibliometric data, other linkages and contact details.

Data Science Consulting


We are an applied data science consultancy with expertise in providing automated text analytics of public submissions. We also have in-depth knowledge in research talent discovery, financial market analysis, economic modelling, social media analytics, network analytics, predictive modelling, machine learning and AI.

Research Analytics and Strategy


Do you use data to help evaluate and better understand the performance, success and relative strengths of your current research efforts?

Are you looking globally to make strategic appointments for research and research leadership positions?

We help Universities and research organizations build on their current talent base with a range of specialised services to extend and complement their existing capabilities.

Featured In

“... as more and more detailed, timely, and global data is available from online sources including ... League of Scholars, research leaders will be able to gain perspectives and insights into the increasingly fast-moving, mobile world of research and research talent in ways hitherto impossible.”

- London School of Economics Impact Blog


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