International Evaluation of Scientific Institutions’ Activity

Erscheinungsdatum: 26 März 2021 | Sprache der Studie: EN

This report summarises the International Evaluation of Scientific Institutions’ Activity undertaken for the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia. The organisation of the evaluation was contracted to the Technopolis Group and was undertaken by six panels of scientific peer reviewers. Each panel has produced a detailed report, together covering 63 research units. The evaluation started in late 2019 and was completed in early 2021. It covered the research activities of Latvian institutions from 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2018.

The international evaluation was directed at institutions included in the Register of Scientific Institutions. Evaluation was compulsory for all state funded scientific institutions, while private scientific institutions could participate on voluntary basis.

This report summarises the evaluation method, the scores across the six panels, and the panels’ observations. The report then discusses policy implications and lists recommendations for future policy and evaluations.