On 6 March 2019 at the occasion of a press conference in the presence of international experts-evaluators, the Minister of Higher Education and Research, Claude Meisch, presented the results of the external evaluation of the public research centres (CRP).
After the evaluation of individual departments at the beginning of the decade, this evaluation is the first holistic evaluation of public research centres Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH) and Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) since their creation and covers the years 2014-2017. For the first time, all the activities of the research centres were systematically and thoroughly assessed by external experts, who screened all the research departments, the central administration and governance. More than 35 international experts have been involved to evaluate the different areas and activities of the CRPs according to the principle of peer review.
For Claude Meisch, the results of the evaluations show that the CRPs are well established in Luxembourg’s socio-economic landscape and that the annual allocations, of about 95 million euros, represent an investment for the future. Among the positive points are to give an example:
In particular, for LIST:
More generally, the issues that require particular attention include the balance between more basic research and applied research, a more strategic approach to cooperation with public or private stakeholders, and more sustained efforts in the field of research in terms of internationalization and participation in European programmes.
> Find more information (in French) about the review at mesr.public.lu.
Press release from the Ministry of Higher Education and Research / Photo credit ©MESR
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