Output & Quality

Research review reports


Research quality assessments

The University of Twente  considers it of great importance to assess her research periodically. Every six years we invite external experts to assess all research carried out at the UT. For these assessments we use the Standard Evaluation Protocol (SEP 2015-2021), a protocal which was drawn up by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU). The disciplinary research assessments can be performed with 4TU partners, in collaboration with other universities or research institutes within the Netherlands or individually.

The assessment is made by an international peer review committee and the judgement is based on three criteria: research quality, relevance to society and viability. For these criteria the committee uses a scale of one to four, one being the highest.

Besides the three criteria that were mentioned before, the peer review committee also considers two other aspects for its assessment: PhD programmes and research integrity. The assessment report is based on a self-assessment written by the research unit and a site-visit by the peer review committee.

Afterwards, the peer review committee will send the assessment report to the Executive Board of the university. Below you will find the most recent research assessment reports of the University of Twente:

Disciplinary Research Reviews

Research Reviews of the Research Institutes of the University of Twente

The University of Twente also reviews her own Research Institutes every six years. For these evaluations we use our own ‘University of Twente protocol’ which is partially based on the SEP 2015-2021. Below you will find the most recent research review reports of the Research Institutes of the University of Twente:

Planning Research Quality Management

Below you will find the planning of the upcoming disciplinary research reviews at the University of Twente:

Discipline

Upcoming period for the research review

Industrial Engineering and Business Information Systems (IEBIS)

2010-2015

Physics

2010-2015

Biomedical Technology

2010-2015

Industrial Design Engineering

2010-2015

Civil Engineering

2011-2016

Psychology

2011-2016

Electrical Engineering / Elektrotechniek

2011-2016

Philosophy

2012-2017

Pedagogics and Communication Science

2012-2017

Mechanical Engineering

2013-2018

Political Science

2013-2018

Dynamics and Governance of Science, Technology and Innovation (STIS)

2014-2019

Communiation Science

2014-2019

Public Administration

2014-2019

Geo-information and Earth Observation

2014-2019

Computer Science

2015-2020

Chemical Engineering

2015-2020

Applied Mathematics

2015-2020

Management of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MIEn)

2015-2020