Higher Education

Evaluation of the cooperation programme between Voivodie of Malopolska (Poland) and the Centre region

The evaluation aimed to assess the cooperation activities at university level between the Region Centre in France and the Voivodie of Malopolska in Poland since 2004. The results must inform the definition of a new strategic framework for cooperation between the regions, the potential abandon of some activities or the change in the implementation of…

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Survey of beneficiaries of the ANRT’s PhD-Industries Programme

For nearly 30 years, the CIFRE programme (Training by research industrial agreements) has offered subsidies to businesses that are established under French Law and which hire PhD students as a part of a research project partnership between the business and a public research facility. The PhD research work undertaken leads to a PhDafter 3 years….

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Evaluation of public and private research exploitation policies supporting business development, especially of SMEs and micro-firms

The study undertooke within the frame of the ERDF 2007-2013 regional operational program and the CPER (2007-2013). Those two instruments support strongly the valorisation of public and private research through financial support to valorisation organisms and R&D programmes in line with the regional strategy for innovation defined in 2009. The objective of this evaluation was…

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Evaluation of Education Assessment Exercise

During 2011, the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (KTH) conducted an ‘Education Assessment Exercise’ (EAE), and insofar repeated a previous Research Assessment Exercise but focusing the review more closely on the education. The EAE involved the whole university and consisted of a multitude of methods and instruments. Technopolis Group was engaged to perform an…

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Evaluation of Swedish Hydropower Centre

Swedish Hydropower Centre (Svenskt VattenkraftCentrum, SVC) is a competence centre for education and research within hydropower and mining dams. SVC constitutes a foundation for the long-term knowledge and skill supply to the hydropower and mining industries. The funding of SVC is split in three equal parts between the industry, national funding and the participating universities….

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Evaluation of the funding programme “Drivers for new business areas”

Commissioned by the Knowledge Foundation (KK Foundation), Technopolis Group undertook a final evaluation of the funding programme “Drivers for new business areas”; a support programme targeting four regions in Sweden. In each region, several projects had been initiated aiming to create new jobs. The focus has been on new business areas such as design, creative…

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EU-US Study on credit systems in higher education

The report was a comprehensive comparative study on higher education credit systems in Europe and US. Compare experiences and identify best practices for enhancing transparency and recognition of study abroad periods between the US and EU. The results of the study led to recommendations for translation between EU and US credit systems to facilitate mobility

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The Organisation of Doctoral Programmes in EU neighbouring countries

The objective of the study was to present a mapping of the organisation of doctoral studies in EU neighbouring countries, to shed light upon the practices and to identify organisational regional trends. Data collection was performed for 23 EU neighbouring countries. This was carried out through desk review, phone interviews and field visits in six…

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