Course teachers are drawn from the core of experienced research evaluators:

Prof.Dr. Erik Arnold

Erik Arnold is 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. He works on design and evaluation of science, technology and innovation policy and programs.

Dr. Kate Barker

Kate Barker is senior lecturer at the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research at the University of Manchester, one of the leading academic centres for S&T policy and management. Her work focuses on the development of methodologies for and execution of evaluations of government research programs.

Prof.Dr. Stefan Kuhlmann, Course director

Stefan Kuhlmann is Full Professor Foundations of Science, Technology and Society at the department STePS. Since the late 1980s he has analyzed science, research and innovation systems and policies, focusing on the dynamics of governance. He published widely in the field of research and innovation policy evaluation studies. Kuhlmann was President of the European Forum for Studies of Policies for Research and Innovation (Eu-SPRI Forum, 2010-16) and is Director of the Dutch national research school Science, Technology and Modern Culture (WTMC).

prof.Dr. Sarah de Rijcke

Professor in Science and Evaluation Studies & Deputy Director at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) in Leiden University. Group leader of the Science and Evaluation Studies (SES) research group (www.ses-leidenuniv.com). Sarah's research focuses on academic e/valuation processes, changing research cultures, knowledge infrastructures, and roles of research in and for society.

Dr. Mireille Matt

Mireille Matt is PhD in economics from the University of Strasbourg. In 2011, she was hired as Director of Research at Grenoble Applied Economics Lab (Grenoble, France) at INRA (National Institute of Agronomic Research). Her research interests are in economics of science and innovation, STI policy analysis, evaluation of socio-economic impacts of large Research programs and publicly funded research, university-industry relationships, strategic partnerships and technology transfer between academia and industry issues.

She has published her research results in collective books and in peer reviewed international journal such as Research Policy, Journal of Technology Transfer, Technovation, Science and Public Policy, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, and Research Evaluation

Dr. Gonzalo Ordóñez-Matamoros, Course director

Gonzalo Ordóñez is Assistant Professor at the School of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences at the University of Twente; and Professor at the Universidad Externado de Colombia in Bogotá. He was (i.a.) Executive Director of the Colombian Observatory of Science and Technology and consultant to the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank and the European Commission. He has conducted research, ex-post evaluation and foresight studies of knowledge, science, technology and innovation policies and programmes focusing on emerging economies.

Prof.Dr. Philip Shapira

Professor of Innovation, Management and Policy at the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research Alliance, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester and Professor of Public Policy at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA. He teaches and conducts research on economic and regional development, industrial competitiveness, emerging technologies and responsible innovation, and innovation and technology policy. He has conducted policy assessments and evaluations in the United States, Europe and Japan.