Assessment of research quality

The Standard Evaluation Protocol 2009-2015 for scientific research assessment in The Netherlands, formulated by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and the Association of Dutch Universities (VSNU), stipulates that universities must carry out a self-evaluation of their research activities once every three years, and that these research activities must also be assessed by an external panel once every six years. The external assessment covers the content of the research programme as well as the management, strategy and mission of the institute where the research is carried out. 

The most recent reports about the bibliometric analysis and the quality assessment of research at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Utrecht University are available through the following links:

QANU Research Review 2012
CWTS Bibliometric Study of UU Veterinary research 2012 d.d. 30-05-2012
External Research Assessment IVR 2006-2012:

  1. Date: 11 t/m 13 June 2012
  2. Terms of Reference
  3. Members of the external Review Committee:


  • Prof. dr. E.J. Ruitenberg (DVM), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


  • Prof. dr. T.J. Rosol (DVM), Ohio State University
  • Prof. dr. C. Belzung, Université François-Rabelais Tours
  • Prof. dr. H. Niemann (DVM), Bundesforschungsinstitut für Tiergesundheit, Neustadt-Mariensee
  • Prof. dr. R.E. Peterson, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Prof. dr. S.W. Reid (DVM), Royal Veterinary College London
  • Prof. dr. H.J. Thiel (DVM), Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen