An external evaluation of the Academy-coordinated Scientific Programme Indonesia–Netherlands (SPIN) has called the programme – which will end in 2017 – a success.
Its main aims have been to generate long-term cooperation between researchers in both countries and to build research capacity in Indonesia. Both aims have been achieved. SPIN has also yielded an abundant scientific harvest in terms of both output and quality. From 1994 to 2011, it made possible more than 100 dissertations, 600 journal articles, 150 book chapters and 22 books.
The evaluators laud the Academy’s role as coordinator and interlocutor, stating that the Academy has been flexible and understanding in its administration of the programme and diplomatic in its interactions with a variety of stakeholders.
The evaluation was conducted by EP-Nuffic at the request of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.