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Midterm review: "Erasmus School of Economics conducts high quality research"

A review committee led by prof. Harry Garretsen (University of Groningen) (1) recently reviewed the research done at Erasmus School of Economics during the period 2015 – 2017. The committee concluded that the five Erasmus School of Economics research programmes conduct very good, internationally recognised and impactful research. The committee notes the excellent viability of the school’s research due to the faculty’s enthusiasm to work at Erasmus School of Economics, the high level of inter-programme collaboration and the strong financial position of the school.

The committee concludes the report with several recommendations of which the following two are the most important:

  • Create more room in rules and regulations for various ways of individual excellence in research, and in other areas that are all relevant for the success of the school;
  • Enhance support and recognition for efforts to increase the societal impact of research and to engage more directly with agents outside academia.

The review is based on a self-assessment report provided to the committee by Erasmus School of Economics (including supporting documentation), a selection of key-publications and interviews with the School’s faculty. The final report of the committee was delivered on 25 January 2019.

The full report of the committee and the self-assessment report provided by Erasmus School of Economics are available as pdf below :

(1) The full committee consisted of prof. Harry Garretsen (University of Groningen), prof. Franz Palm (Maastricht University), prof. Maggie Geuens (Ghent University)

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