The objectives and Course items


The course will offer lectures by experts in R&D evaluation, study of case material
in small groups and international exchange of experiences. The aim is to provide:

  • introduction and overview of R&D evaluation,
  • in-depth discussion of key issues and methods,
  • systematic approaches to the design of R&D evaluation,
  • insight in the use of R&D evaluation as a strategic policy tool.

Course themes/items

  • Design of R&D evaluation, selection of methods, in relation to the policy problem and general context.
  • Output identification and measurement: methods and problems. Scientific output and technological effects, economic and non-economic effects.
  • Policy contexts of evaluation. Implementation of evaluation results and policy use of evaluation.
  • Experiences with evaluation. Evaluation of universities; evaluation of institutes; evaluation of R&D programs.
  • Development of R&D evaluation and corresponding changes in national and international R&D systems.