Breakfast seminar: Policies for research quality – does it really work?

Breakfast seminar: Policies for research quality – does it really work?

Time: Tuesday 28 February 8.30-10.00
Venue: NIFU, Tøyen, Økernveien 9, Oslo

National R&D policies are increasingly focused on promoting research excellence. Scientific quality is emphasized both for institutional and competitive R&D funding. In Norway, an expert committee has recently put forward suggestions to strengthen the emphasis on research quality in the allocation of funding through the Research Council of Norway. In UK, comprehensive research assessment systems are having significant influence on the behaviour of both research institutions and individual researchers. Are these and similar measures conducive to improved research quality, or is there a risk that we achieve quite the opposite?

R-QUEST and NIFU invites to an open breakfast seminar to discuss these issues.


Policies for research quality: Are we trying so hard that we miss the target?

Reflections by professor Ben R. Martin, SPRU/University of Sussex

Comments by

  • Professor Diana Hicks, School of Public Policy, Georgia Tech., Atlanta
  • Professor Stefan Hornbostel, German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW)

Open discussion  

The three speakers/discussants are members of the R-QUEST Advisory board. The seminar will be moderated by Espen Solberg, Head of Research (NIFU).

Registration deadline Friday Feb. 24 at 12:00. Register here.