Evaluation of University Departments
Universities face increasing pressure to implement quality assurance mechanisms for research. evalueSCIENCE meets this demand and has initiated a program for the systematic evaluation of research and governance of university departments and research institutes. Audit procedures are developed in collaboration with the university management. The audit process includes the generation of self reports by the examined entities, selection of internationally acclaimed peers, organization of a site visit and scientometric performance analyses. Results from the audits are presented in governance and performance reports and include strategic recommendations. By offering consistent and recurring evaluations and follow-up mentoring, evalueSCIENCE provides an efficient, cost-effective, and independent high quality evaluation that provides regular peer feedback to the evaluated units and assists university management in strategy development.