03/05/2011 | Faculty of Law, Economics & Governance
USE research evaluated in the range: very good to excellent
On 28 April Utrecht University School of Economics (USE) was visited by an international review committee of four prominent economists, which had the task to evaluate the quality of USE research in the period 2006-2010.
The members of the Committee are:
- Prof.dr. Luc Soete, Graduate School of Governance, University of Maastricht
- Prof Roland van Dierdonck, Leuven Ghent Management School, Belgium
- Prof.dr. Ron Martin, University of Cambridge, U.K.
- Prof.dr. Erling Barth, Institute for Social Research Norway and University of Oslo
Luc Soete and Ron Martin also participated in the first external review committee for research in 2007, such that they were able to evaluate the developments since then as well as the ways in which USE has responded to the 2007 recommendations. Roland van Dierdonck was chairman of the 2009 committee that evaluated all (50) research programs of the other Dutch economic departments, thus enabling the above committee to benchmark its results and findings relative to the national results.
During its visit the committee spoke with the USE board and the board of the school’s research institute, Tjalling C. Koopmans Institute. Based on these talks and an evaluation of the midterm review research 2006-2010, the committee decided to grade the various research components as follows (on a scale from 1 [lowest] to 5 [highest]):
- Quality 4.0
- Productivity 4.3
- Relevance 4.7
- Vitality 4.2
The average score is therefore 4.3, with all the components in the range from very good to excellent (see the appendix for explanation of the scores).