Course Information

Course outline

The course covers evaluation of university research, R&D programs, institutes as well as evaluation of policy and funding bodies.


  • Evolution of R&D Evaluation
  • Design of R&D evaluation, selection of methods in relation to the policy problem and general context
  • Exercise I on evaluation design: logic chart


  • Output identification and measurement: methods and problems. Scientific output and technological effects, economic and social impacts
  • Exercise II on evaluation of institutes and university research


  • Evaluation of policy tools and systems
  • Ex-ante Evaluation
  • Policy uses of evaluation: how to make an evaluation effective
  • Exercise III on communicating evaluation results and policymaking
  • Course dinner


  • Presentation exercise III
  • Future of R&D evaluation

Informal interaction with the teachers and among participants with different backgrounds during meals, etc. provides an important learning experience.