The Expert Group on Assessment of University-based Research addresses the methodologies used to assess/rank and evaluate the quality of research produced by universities covering a broad range of disciplines. 15 experts from European and non-European countries (including the US and Australia) make up the group and their areas of expertise range from engineering and science, to social sciences, humanities and arts.
The mandate of the group is as follows:
- Identify the various types of users and potential users of measurements of the quality of university-based research;
- Take stock of the main methodologies for assessing/ranking the quality of university-based research with a view to understanding their purpose, scope, uses, merits, limitations and impact;
- Propose a consolidated multidimensional methodological approach, based on robust, relevant and widely accepted methods, addressing users’ needs and interests, and identifying data and indicator requirements. […]
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