Higher Education

Knowledge Triangle Activities in the Nordic Countries

The Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM) wanted a status overview of ongoing or recently undertaken activities with reference to the concept of The Knowledge Triangle, in the Nordic countries. Future strategies for such activities was covered as well. The overview contained a comparative analysis on national level. The overview was made through document studies, desk…

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Evaluation of the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship programme

The Alexander von Humboldt Professorship adresses researchers from abroad who can be nominated for this international award if they are world leaders in their field and are expected to continue producing academic results that will sustainably shape Germany’s international competitiveness as a research location as a consequence of the award. The award funds, usually totalling…

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Case Study Review of Interdisciplinary Research in Higher Education Institutions in England

Over the last decade, there has been increased engagement, investment and interventions designed to grow, support and embed interdisciplinary research (IDR) in higher education institutions (HEIs) in England. In this study, we considered the cases of 10 HEIs in England that take a variety of approaches to grow, sustain and embed IDR. The sample included…

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Landscape Review of Interdisciplinary Research in the UK

Over the last decade, the desire to address complex societal problems, achieve impact, and create value from working across disciplines has led to an increased emphasis on interdisciplinary research (IDR) among researchers, funders, and higher education institutions (HEIs) in the UK. Simultaneously, there has been concern over the presence (or perception) of barriers against IDR…

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Qualitative impact of the Energy Agreement on employment

Technopolis Group has tracked the influence of the Energy Agreement on the nature of employment in the Netherlands on behalf of Topsector Energy. The project mapped the developments and implications of energy for Topsector Energy’s work in the next 5-10 years, with subsequent analysis of related sectors to follow. The following analysis was structured into…

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Unblocking technology and knowledge commercialisation in Peru

CONCYTEC, Peru’s government agency on science and innovation, needs to define the best policy solution to promote economic benefits from research. This includes commercialisation of knowledge and technology, and sets the challenge of collaborative work between universities (that produce knowledge and research) with the private sector. This is an issue that countries like Chile and…

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Evaluation of Nordplus

Nordplus and its five sub-programmes Nordplus Junior, Nordplus Higher Education, Nordplus Adult, Nordplus Horizontal and Nordplus Nordic Languages were all evaluated. The evaluation had both summative and formative traits and the evaluation team focused on the performance and impacts of Nordplus and its sub-programmes, with a view on the expected delivery of activities and outcomes…

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REF Accountability Review: Costs, benefits and burden

This report presents the results of the REF 2014 Accountability Review, which has considered the costs, benefits and burden for HEIs of submitting to the Research Excellence Framework (REF). The review includes consideration of the new impact element of the REF, making use of RAND Europe’s parallel evaluation of the impact submission process published by…

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