The Department Evaluation is a service offered by Informatics Europe to assess research quality in Informatics, Computer Science and IT in university departments/faculties.
Conducted by internationally recognised researchers in the field with experience in evaluation, the service:
- is an exclusive, neutral, peer-review driven evaluation process based on the standards and experiences of Informatics Europe
- offers an unbiased and transparent way of assessing the research activities of a given institution
- provides a thorough analysis of strengths, opportunities and areas for improvement
- is a multidimensional approach where "research" is not limited to research results: Aspects such as research management, research policy, research facilities, Ph.D.-training and the societal relevance of research are considered integral parts of the quality of the work of an institution and its programs.
The evaluation is not aimed at giving certificates for research quality. It also does not rate or rank the institution involved. It delivers a set of recommendations to enable better decisions concerning policy and planning, strategic positioning, research strategy development and management. By doing so, the evaluation outcome should effectively contribute to elaborating short and long-term strategies to improve the quality and impact of the research carried out in the institution.
Department Evaluation Committee
The Department Evaluation initiative is supervised by the Department Evaluation Committee which includes Board Members of Informatics Europe as well as external renowned experts in different areas of Informatics:
- Manfred Nagl - RWTH Aachen University, Germany (Chair)
- Fausto Giunchiglia - University of Trento, Italy
- Manuel Hermenegildo - IMDEA Software Institute and UPM, Spain
- Jan van Leeuwen - University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
- Jeff Magee - Imperial College, UK
- John Mylopoulos - University of Trento, Italy
- Letizia Tanca - Politecnico di Milano, Italy
- Peter Widmayer - ETH Zurich, Switzerland
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