Higher Education

The evaluation of the Bologna National Team of Experts

The Bologna Process is an intergovernmental process, composed of 47 participating countries, all signatories to the European Cultural Convention of the Council of Europe (1954), and the European Commission. In addition, it has eight consultative members, which provide advice and bring the viewpoint of the most central stakeholder groups – such as students, teachers, institutions,…

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Distribution of governmental direct appropriations to research

Technopolis Group has investigated the distribution of the Swedish government’s direct appropriations to research at universities, both with respect to how the funding is diffused between the universities and how the funding is diffused within the universities. Key questions in the study included: Do universities use funding strategically? Are significant funds put aside and saved…

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Mapping of partnerships in Europe of the members of the Research and higher education cluster Université Nantes-Angers-Le Mans (UNAM)

In the context of its international policy, the Research and higher education cluster Université Nantes-Angers-Le Mans (UNAM) wanted to clearly identify the main partners across Europe of its members as regards research and higher education. Technopolis Group undertook a study following two main objectives: • To produce a state of the art of partnerships of…

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Norwegian motives for participation in the Framework Programme

The Norwegian Ministry for Education and Research commissioned Technopolis Group to conduct a study on motives and deterrents for Norwegian participation in the framework programme (FP), focusing on FP7 Health, ICT and Environment themes.  The study found that Norwegian stakeholders largely share both their main motives for FP participation with their counterparts elsewhere (in no…

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Study of the Franco-Switzerland cooperation for Higher Education, Research and Innovation between Research and Higher Education institutes

Cooperation between French and Swiss Higher Education establishments is organised on the basis of agreements between establishments. The two countries’ respective governments also encourage cooperation via programmes supporting higher education and research and, through its different programmes, the European Union provides considerable support for higher education cooperation. This assignment had a twofold overall objective: •…

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The development of a Vocational Education and Training Business Forum

The objective of this assignment was to support the European Commission DG EAC in setting up a Business-VET Forum. . This initial work set out the needs of the forum and also consulted with stakeholders in Member States to shape the agenda. The end result fed into the first forum and it is planned for …

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Final evaluation of the project “Support to restructuration and harmonisation of higher education in Benin” (ARHES)

The objective of this evaluation was to assess the programme through the classical criteria of evaluation (relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, coherence, effects, impacts, sustainability). This final evaluation addressed the design, the operations and the effects of the programme. The programme ARHES was deployed in a relatively rich environment, as many foreign donors and international agencies also…

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Large companies’ views on engineering education

Teknikföretagen, translated as ‘Swedish association of technical enterprise’  represent a large part of the technical industry in Sweden.  Teknikföretagen commissioned Technopolis Group to undertake a study of how technical companies perceived and valued Swedish engineering programmes at Bachelors and Masters level. What needs did the companies foresee? What recruitment strategies did they have? Was the…

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