Science in the evaluation society

29 September 2015 from 14:00 to 17:00 hrs
The Trippenhuis Building, Kloveniersburgwal 29, Amsterdam
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There’s been much ado lately about evaluating scientific quality. The Standard Evaluation Protocol has recently been amended, but in the eyes of many participating in the debate about the university it still falls short of the mark. What are the pitfalls of evaluating quality?

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Professor Peter Dahler Larsen, author of The Evaluation Society, argues that evaluation is one of the forces that structures modern society. In his lecture, he will discuss how evaluation impacts academic practice by influencing not only the behaviour of scientists but the very essence of scientific research.

The proceedings will be conducted in English.

With lectures:

  • Lecture by Peter Dahler Larsen, Professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen, on The Evaluation Society and Academia.
  • Response by Paul Wouters, Director of the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) and Professor of Scientometrics at Leiden University.
  • Panel discussion with Peter Dahler Larsen and members of The Young Academy, chaired by Willem Schinkel (Erasmus University Rotterdam).

This is the second in a series of seminars that The Young Academy is organising about scientific quality.


Participation is free, but registration is required. You can register by submitting the online form.