Higher Education

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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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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