Course Information

Course teachers

Teachers are drawn from the core of experienced R&D evaluators

Prof.Dr. Erik Arnold

Chairman of the Technopolis Group, a European Consultancy for S&T policy; and adjunct professor in Research Policy at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm. Erik Arnold works on: evaluation, science, technology, innovation policy; industry policy; regional and industrial development; benchmarking; and the design and management of policies and programs. He worked formerly at the Science Policy Research Unit, the University of Sussex, the European Commission and as a management consultant with Booz.Allen & Hamilton. He holds a BA (Hons) in English literature, an MSc in Science & Technology Policy and a DPhil in economics, all from the University of Sussex.

Dr. Kate Barker

Senior lecturer at MIoIR, Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, Manchester Business School at the University of Manchester, UK. Dr. Kate Barker worked on implementation of R&D evaluation systems within organisations concerned with funding, using and performing research. Her work was used for the guidelines of the Department of the Environment and its successors and the Health and Safety Executive. Related to the systems work is that on developing methodologies for and executing evaluations of government research programs. For the telematics projects of the EU's Framework Programme, a completely novel methodology was employed which combined examination of socio-economic impacts with developing with interviewees a set of scenarios for the future development of telematics in the EU. Recently the methodology has extended the measurement and understanding of socioeconomic impacts of R&D through the treatment of intangibles and in particular the social impacts of large, complex R&D projects.

Prof.Dr. Stefan Kuhlmann, Course director

Professor and Chair of the Department of Science, Technology, and Policy Studies (STePS), at the University of Twente, the Netherlands. He received his PhD (Dr.rer.pol. 1986) and Habilitation (1998) from University of Kassel, Germany. He has worked at the University of Kassel (1979-88), the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, Karlsruhe (1988-2006), and the University of Utrecht (2001-06). Stefan Kuhlmann’s research interests include research and technological innovation as social and political processes, with a focus on the governance of science, research and innovation systems and policies. Stefan Kuhlmann published widely in the field of research and innovation policy evaluation studies. He is a Co-Editor of Learning from Science and Technology Policy Evaluation: Experiences from the United States and Europe, Cheltenham (E. Elgar, 2003, with Ph. Shapira). Kuhlmann is President of the European Forum for Studies of Policies for Research and Innovation (Eu-SPRI Forum).

prof.Dr. Barend van der Meulen

Head of Department Science System Assessment at the Rathenau Instituut. His research focuses on internationalization of science systems and science policy and on quality and evaluation of research. He has published on evaluation of socio-economic relevance of research, on research management and the dynamics of foresight. He was involved in the evaluation of the research councils of Norway and Austria, the evaluation of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute and of the research program of Asthma Foundation.

Dr. Gonzalo Ordóñez-Matamoros, Course director

Assistant Professor and researcher at the Department of Science, Technology, and Policy Studies (STePS), University of Twente, the Netherlands; Research Associate at the Centro de Investigaciones y Proyectos Especiales of the Universidad Externado de Colombia (UEC) in Bogota, and at the Technology Policy and Assessment Center –TPAC of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. He holds a PhD in Public Policy from the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Georgia State University, USA; a B.A. in Finance and International Relations at the UEC, Colombia; a M.A. (D.E.A.) in International Economics and Economic Development at the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne; and a M.A. (D.E.A.) in International and European-Community Economic Relations Law at the Université Paris X- Nanterre, France. Dr. Ordóñez is former Executive Director of the Colombian Observatory of Science and Technology, and has served as a staff member at COLCIENCIAS, the Colombian Science Foundation. Recent R&D and STI policy evaluation experience includes his contribution to the assessment of the impacts of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)’s loans in support to the Colombian STI System; to the design of a monitoring and alerting strategy for the Korean Institute of Scientific and Technological Information; to a benchmarking study on performance assessment of the Australian NIH; to the evaluation of the social impact of the ESA-ARTES programme; and to the evaluation of the impact of international research collaboration on team performance in Colombia.

Prof.Dr. Philip Shapira

Professor of Innovation, Management and Policy at the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK; and Professor of Public Policy at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA. He holds a PhD in city and regional planning and a MA in economics from the University of California, Berkeley, USA, as well as a MCP from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a DipTP from Gloucestershire College of Art and Design. He served as a Congressional Fellow and analyst with the Office of Technology Assessment, United States Congress (1986-1988). He has conducted technology policy assessments and evaluations in the United States, Europe and Japan. Current or recently completed studies which Professor Shapira directed or contributed to include: an evaluation of the Advanced Materials Processing and Machining Technology Program for METI, Japan; an assessment of membership of intergovernmental research organizations for Forfás, Ireland; and an evaluation of USNet (a federal-state initiative to promote US industrial networks); He has also led a series of evaluation studies of US manufacturing extension partnership programs. Professor Shapira is co-editor of Learning from Science and Technology Policy Evaluation (Edward Elgar, 2003).