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of Architecture 30

3.3.1 General 30

3.3.2 Assessment per programme 32

..., 13

An:hIt,ectllre, I HH I " I I IV and Planmlng ..

eetmo,lOJl:Y ' II I,7S11(S II 3·3 Foreword Preface. I. Introduction , , I

I.1 The Dutch for Assessments of Research I

I.2 The Review andpla.nn.1n!~ .

of the assessment 2

~ ~.,.;.-1arlto the Committee 3

n .."~~r1 ,.,,..followed by the Committee 3

""''''ULLLLland Assessment Scale 4

and Planning 9

2.1. General introduction 9

2.2 areas, sub-fields ord.i~;cit)lnles "..lU

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3· 2. Series: Quality Assessment of Research.

Arl:hitectllre, HUlllrlm:p'and Planlllmg

Utrecht: VSNU, pages\.l.l.l'w.U.'U..l.ljl~

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PrOs(ramlmes 39

H1t1ldhoVE~nUniversity of Technology, Faculty of Architecture,

Buildiru! and Planning 39

rni~lenntvof Technology, Research Institute for Policy and

redmoJ.ogy ··.···.·· .. 39

'edln()lo~nr Faculty of Architecture 39

input/outputualca;".... ·.... ·.... ·· ... · · ·.. · ·, ·..'tV

Members Review Committee Assessment

of Research in Architecture, and 41

Di~;cit)liIJLe Protocol for the Assessment

rchitec:ture, Building and 43

Pn~linlinaryAssessment form 45

Appendix I

ADlDen.dlX H

Appendix IV AU1DenldixIH of this publication may be stored in a retrieval

in form or by means, electronic,

recording or without written permission of the

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that herewith this on the research in PlalllIJlln;g. It is one of the last reports in this round

prl:>g]~ana:rrJlestarted the Dutch universities in

committees of experts are all

the next round of assessments has started on the basis of a

The Review Committee for the Assessment of Research in Building and Planning visited the two faculties in Eindhoven and Delft and also the OTB Institute for and at Delft University of Technology. The a descrilJtioln research in relation to the state-of-the-art in the of Archl.tec:tulre

1-/"'1Irh!"YHT and It to the intrinsic difficulties for faculties for which

one of the activities and for which it can be a constraint to find the balance between and education and in the process on the one hand and research on the other hand. Moreover, Committee a number of

valuable recommendations and it is my that their and

SUlz2:e:sti()ns will be taken into account directors

the faculties and uniVe]rsltles.

As the Chairman of the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) I would like to thanks to the Chairman and the Committee Members for their kind assessment and for their dedication with which fulfliled this I thank those involved in this assessment within theuIlLivt~rsJitie~s.

Prof. Drs M.H. Meiierink


The Review Committee for Academic Research in Arlc111tecture,

was the task the research of the

and at Eindhoven of

Delft of and OTB for Policy and

Delft. five European countries were invited to cornplJSe

such that various disciplines of the field were covered. The Comrnittee/s S(:Cf€:talY has the visitation in a most efficient way in all written material on

time accommodation and transport at the two locations.

The the warm hospitality of the faculties involved, which created COltlstruC:mre and successful atrno:spllere.

Ar1chltectur-e, lJ'LA..u'~UJ.:F>, pJlanmn.g and a wide field which are and more. The deal with the h01uslng, but also with the urban This list is exemplary ch;lpt,ers that follow show that Faculty at Eindhoven Inii1en;itv is different from that Delft, but both serve needs of the Dutch and

both architects and that have

building and construction world.

The Committee wants to thank all involved in the of the

visitation. The were available and had a All

sessions were The questions by the Committee were answered in a frank manner a rather clear about the situation at each 11-n·h,e:>YC11r.r aPlpe;;lred. The Committee tried to be and to avoid any SUIJlelctnre

Review Committee did not only dispute, situation of the two universities andOTB. Itwas a experience and many about research at

faculties of and only became clear after visited

the universities in Eindhoven There was also the to mirror their own activities in the of the Dutch academic world. Since countries try to

assess the of universities in a most to look to the

Dutch wakens and supports the universities but

which also international Itseems of assessment is

very efficient and effective.




mcmalgem(~nton the of of assessments to

boards of faculties andUnJLVe]~Slt:les.

The review is based on the assessments of These

consist of a of the research

de~;crllptl.onof the structure of the

res:ea]~ch school), a description of the research pn)gr;amme~s.

T'\"'~'C!P'nTc:! a short of its approach, de'vel()prnelo.ts.

of the information consists of in- and

mclle<:LtlOln of the research in full time eQl.uvalents of the review the

pUbllcatlOIlS and an overview

de~;crilpt1.onis a 'mission statement'.

valued of' the assessments are which the Review

Comrnittee conducts with the delegations of the boards, the directors of the research institute and the programme directors. The interviews with the delegclt101n the boards are especially at a discussion of the or In~;trbute

research profIle, the result of their research

The focus of the assessments is the scientific research programmes. Other of the assessments are scientific scientific and societal relleva.noe. scientific long-term These are assessed A rarll<llng, based on an of these aspects, can not be made.

This assessments is carried out per discipline, over a of five years,

by means review. Committees of international are

Royal of Arts and Sciences advises on the

cmo.stitution of these committees. The assessments are out in ...uj';... " ...

Every committee finishes the assessment with a report. assessment public.

The Review of the Research in Architecture, and is part of a pr()gr'arrlme, initiated the Dutch Universities, to assess an research. The outllIleS of this review system are laid down in terms in the1994Protocol. This

of the review are:

im'Dro,velnellt tllrOUQh feedback to the research group and


Inl,renateJLt, AmsterldaI1n, The Netherlands

the Chairman of VSNU aPl)ointed the Chairman and the

1V1emCters of the for and I:'la:nmng.

Prof. Hans-Wolf Reinhardt, University of has been aPl)ointed as Chairman and Member.

Members of the Committee: Pro£. Michael Batty,

Pro£. Hens, Catholic Prof. McKean, Pro£.


Prof. Gerhard Schmitt, ETH Switzerland

Dr. Bas


VSNU, has been as of the Review Committee.

A short curriculum vitae of the Members included in Appendix


of other universities in The Netherlands. This also to





of Architecture

Institute for Policy and Technology The ...'..+H··; ...r.-h-v.~ universities in the assessment were:

The Committee was asked to to the earlier mentioned

For the assessment of this protocol was'-.1aLlVJ.ClL\:;U

in the Protocol for the Assessment of Architecture, Building and , established by the VSNU (see Ill).


Faculty Arlchltecture, RI1-iI,rl-i.",,(Tand Plannilng

The Committee convened in Eindhoven on 8 1997. The Eindhoven was visited on 8 - IQ On the fIrst preliminary for all programmes were discussed and a consensus was reached about the research and about the questions to be asked to

boards or to Directors. On the day of the Committee's

... "'.::, ...U.lJ..1.1'- Directors presented the research activities of his or her

Committee. The Committee was the manner in these

conve.rsations were conducted and by frankness which the Committee's questIOns were answered. The Committee also with Ph.D. students and.1'-Cl.l..1.1'L:U

about their motivations for doing research and their of the('1"""'''-''''''':;'''''''' they receive. Also the research sites were visited m(jwdinlQ ';-v,,'·~_~~nI dlSCll1SsiorlS

researchers. On the third more~.L"".L""""''''J..L.1


The Review Committee received the cornPl.ete set of documentation in

member was then asked to fIll in a assessment form (see for

some of the 16 research according to their expertise.

Notwithstanding this procedure, fInal outcome of the assessment as published in the second half of this is the of the entire Committee.

the entire Institute and the individual research were once discussed within the Committee and the scores six pn)gramlmc:s Authors for draft texts these scores as as for a

h'-J..1'-.I.CU des(:rit>tiam of the were was also time for informal

contacts between the Committee members and Directors and Board members and with the Chairman of the Dr. Ir. de Wilt.

On.IQ the Committee moved to where the OTB institute was visited dunng af:emoon. Here too, the Committee met with PhD the Institute's

Boa~d and With the four Programme Directors or their who gave a

detailed of the research work carried out. After this the Committee the programmes and the scores were upon.

dlS:Clt>l1rle DrotoC()1. the areas to be covered in the assessment were to

formed by

'-I""":<:;Uas in the area of

sense. The Review Committee DOlmd.arv lines. Ithas the choice of to put the set


The areas covered in this assessment have some with research done in other universities or faculties. The of the activities e.g. OTB could very well be covered in the area of economic or social Another example is the observation made the Committee that research is also being performed in


Construction and Building

eCl1nC'10~nrand Planning

Social Estate MClma.geJment. It will be seen from 2.2

sul:;lml:sslcms. and while the fIeld slightly ditfereJntly


nor tools and prcldw:::tlo,n of the:retore is a of the publllcatloIls in

contribution to presentations at and prcl!es:sional publications, deslgnls,

is based on:

interrlatj.onal scientific literature means ,....""....,' .... " and scientific books

The group does not meet the international standards in its does it contribute to its andde'velop:m€~nt.

The group is far from standards

has no influence upon itsaevelon:m€~nt,

Poor (1):

HH,OTIi'1<>'" ar<:h11tecltural design as such was also to be considered as a measure for

scientific was a matter of also with the

This debate was also a result of the differences in the text of the discipline

...'"\Tl"\rl"\l and its final form It was decided to not

COllS1<1er the "end of a However, where research

activities could be to be the architectural this was

considered to belong to the scientific

On II and I2 the Committee visited the Delft with

Programme Directors, PhD students and the Board. too,

... H ... \...UjL ...~'"with these persons and with the Chairman University Board, Dr. N. de

Voogd, took place. In a final meeting the Committee assessed the scores and . , authors for the accompanying texts. In the weeks that followed the CommIttee s secretary collected and collated these texts in a draft which was then circulated to the Committee Chairman and Members. The received a draft for a check on factual errors, after which the Committee decided on the final text.

The criteria that should be covered by the assessments are stated in the

VSNU. The Review Committee was to give on

productivity, relevance and viability. A five-point was used to criteria and an additional was added for eachre~ieajrch

These commentaries are an assessments.

1.J~'"\Tl"\rl"\lallows the Review Committee considerable freedom to the

and the assessment scale in such a way that the assessments what

lIIiLPO,rtalTIt. Hereby the Committee has been taking into account the variety in

the nature research under which varies from fundamental

scientific research

In the case of this assessment, the were in the manner as indicated below.


used for scientific

but as a whole the ...r"11'1:"

of other research groups The number and character of scientific publications in

is outstanding, considerable numbers ...,., ... ,...,"'...'" have been Key-note addresses and invited reviews are made international conferences.

The number and are above

average. Ph.D. theses are is

achieved through contributions at conferences.

Productivity is also compared to average amounts of contributions in the same field.

There has been some scientific performance is below the similar fields.

The of the research done is far below standard. JnSClLtlst:acto1ry (2):



into account the size and resources of the group, the prCJQ11CtlV11CY are:

in scientific and ...rh'n<:"'.... ' aplPOlutlnents

is based on:

interrlatl.onal scientificde~/e14)plnents

pul)lIcatl()ns and of the aDtJeared in aplprc1acJl1es and ideas in taC1d.lng

rec:ogmtLon other

The on thenV4~-TIiOmISscale for quality are defined as follows:

Excellent(5): research belongs to the international elite within its field of research. It at the frontiers of international in its

field and contributes to that means of a

substantial number in rated scientific 1011m.als or, for mainly based programmes, contributes on a "'01",,'1" ... basis to the newest in fields of teC:hnlO1()gy by means of conference papers, and international advisory positions.

The group meets the international standards in its field of research or technology and it makes worthwhile and recognised contributions to the international research or to the newest tec:hnlOl()gllcal Good

meets the international standards in its field of research or tec:hn.olC)gy at an level.


There are some reservations about one or more of the

mentioned but if the are taken in time,

is a chance that the group continue to contribute adequately to its scientific field

Based on the presented, the Committee has about the viability of the research that without additional measures for str1em;rthenmg

COIltirlUi1ty in it will not be able to m:rlCtl.on ....rI .." ...+-alu Poor means that for one or more of a number ofI.JV.:li:lJ.ILJ.l<;;;

the research is to be

be c0I1ltinl11ed Poor

Satistactclry (3): Relevance

The Review Committee has considered the as of its integ:r'ate:d assessment of relevance:

the of the contribution of a research to the de"e!<)Urnellt of its field focus on of ideas and amJroactles:

potential and in

the contribution of research group to relevant scientific and prcJtessional

networks of users and others)

spt~citic kno'wlt~dQ:eand expertise;

ob-ta1l1In.g funding from the second and third money source.


The for relevance are:

Excellent(5): Notable and influential contributions have been made to pf(>mllneJnt fields. research groups play roles in SCllentltlC industrial communities.

Some have been made to prcJmliment fields or else and influential contributions been made to less pf()minellt fields.

haspe110I'mt~clmoderately well on not very pf(>milneJnt


The are taken into account:

is to continue the research topics, based on the ideas for the future (SClentltlc pf(>spectsI

t>rOism~ctsof future mrLclulg cOIlti:rmity ofleadership for coherence of the programme.

The mission statement and are the.L\:d.i:l.LU'llJ.L

or their research. Guarantees for of leadership at a level is seen as a of the of a programme.



to have clear and coherent on the in its field. It has reached is likely to

... u ...LFo role in international networks. Continuity of

..lu'I:u.U.L\...staffwill continue to be available

is seen as competent to do the research. The

re~;earctJLeclseem to The research

field' seems to be assured. There are few the future or the availability of the COInuletellt staff needed to maintain the programme of research.




A in reviewing the research of architecture is that

there are not criteria for research in Architecture is neither science nor technology. Itcontains of but it is not at all science. It contains of social sciences but it is less Architecture on

sometimes also on Some facets of art areprc~se:nt.

deal on peJrsons, create new

imprints in the laI1ldsc:ape, in the town, neighbourhoods etc. The central "e:l1:perinlerlt") of architecture is design, but is not

resear'ch. suggests a core of a faculty does

I..V~H.L.1LJU.I''''''to scientific quality, and There is a systemic error

as~;es:smgthe performance of a architecture since a and a most

cannot be assessed rules (which to An

assessment system which is tuned to rigorous or errlplncal S()Cl()lOl~lGl1

histor:Lcal etc. activities will fail if it is to architecture '-"~/'-'-.l<>'H

achievements and their critical are not as research. also to other faculties who consider as their core activity, which results in a poor

in NWO. The Review Committee has felt that architecture is not

adc:~quate.lyn~prl~sentedinNWOand that this situation should be imnf(>Ve,d.

of architecture that have tendencies to civil

or As research is concerned these dis:ClJ:>1irles of other faculties such as civil or COlTIPletltlOn is and a good mark means a

of are with

pUlDll<:aIllons, lectures or printed

spe~cltlcfeature of a faculty of

To speak in scientific terms the m(~aSurlmg

measured. The devices have to

deals primary needs

eJq:lenen<:es, and roots of people are still rather local all

telc~comrnunicatic::>n, tourism and other international co-operation, an:hlltectm'e

local, local in the sense or national. This means that the local DO·OWlatlOn subject of architectural and that this population benefits

ideas in architecture and from that stem from a faculty of an:h11tecture.

This means also that international are not to domestic

pUbllc:atllons. A result of that is that most publications, i. e. books, reports,

ne\I\TST:'aDc~rarticles, are in Dutch and addressed to local what has

the scientific does not to at least not in

an way. there are also in architecture

which are of global interest and could and should on an international forum.

At the present time, the LlU..UUJl~j.<=:'and construction industry is and absorbs most

students after their last exam. There are not

at the as a "researcher" on the of an Delft and saw their best workers walk


at the cross-road between architecture and

from design to are This

,.",r'll1,'1PC;: as well the materialisation building construction, i.e. t011n<1at10r1S

etc. in relation to specific pe:rto:rman(:e ODlecnves

!-'UJ.J.U.L.LUJ.J.DUl1I0Ing!:;), as the the overall constructionT\ ...r,r,::..~C'

enJ~mleermg UlSClpnn(~S structu:ral

Also as

to bu:l1dlmg tec:nnlO1()gy is a enlgmeer's. As far as is concerned, are more interested in the tmglTIlee:rs on the more

Structural .hnglIleennlg and HU.Ud.JmQ

enJ~mleermg and Both are


the~rrrLOd.yn;lmlcs,heat and mass trall1sh~r

there to construction. TheirUJ.J.jl:;.l,U<U.L'

use physics to " ...rv...·'r1a

SPE~Cl1lCpert,orrnal1Ce reclun:errlents such as<:!Tr111r-tllr~

etc. The two fields are a common concern of architectu:re and DU:UCl.:lnQ en:glTIleenng at the other. Because of the in enlgm.eelrm.g,

different from architectural research.

are related to the research tra,d.lt1on.

be done in confrontation with used in research. This of course does not mean both fields cannot have their own accents in architecture and building. The relation with building for will be than in civil en:gmleelnng. Also the research topics can

Neth(~rl,m(lsin general and the Dutch technical universities in ...,t't'1r'111~...

lOIlll-l.aSIln2 tradition of creative and fundamental work in both

they ranked as well in as in structu:ral en:glTIlee:nnf,?;. t1owe'ver. from the there has been a difference between

for Building, Architecture in Eindhoven and the Faculty of Architecture Delft. In Eindhoven, both fields were seen as strongholds, see TUE I and TUE 2.

Research was a and a share of means invested in it. on

the fields never been a They served the

about, see TUD2. is as if such a malnagernellt build on the traditional concerns of land and

a wider concern for economicor~~anllsatlOn,!C>f,?;HmC3.1 ...r'ra'r:'''of construction, and the use

distinct and materially different processes.






mix. Both these quantity issues involving manage the Intlera,ctlC)ll 2.2

management cover two different but activities. In one may that looking at the life of a DU:UO]lng

construction to final demolition - the cradle to the grave so to speak· construction

m,mGLgem(~ntinvolves the process the start to the cOlnpietl.on

of construction. management on the other the

m,llutaIlrnTIlg and during their useful life from the time

construction is construction and involve Ques110l1S

management, which deal with tenure, and use. Construction management concerns the the overall

on~anlsedand executed' to involve: cost-quality ...u." ... ,

pn~dl(:t1on and and site

techniques, and it consequences for

process, man-machine construction and so on.

management is thus a key from the contractors' of view and as eCC)llO,mIC, e:nglme:ennf,?; and must be an.u.J."'-~.L,tU

concentrates on processes and for efficient ..."·'11"11'·"... use and maintenance. Itinvolves which institutional the private and sectors adopt and follow in mamagmlg offices, other distinct of building stock. These processes dlStinCtlv economic in orientation in that relate maintenance and use costs to

the value and income which yield are thus involved with

investment portfolios. issues are being reflected construction mamagernellt in that they relate to potential land use related pia,nnmg COllstJranlts, as well as issues such as traffic generation use away, which makes peJrt01rmimg of continuous rather difficult. Research de1JerlOS on a mInImUm in a group and if this stay is too short the or none. This current situation has to be born in mind

when and of research.


sciences and which were scale. urban of pn)gramlm(~Sin and

NIlmt~genwhere the


~ ~


Urban and Management and Real Estate Mcmalgem{~nt

and Urban and Planning (TUD3), Social fall within this subfieldjdiscipline. However, and programmes at Eindhoven and Delft which are

research in urban particularly and Decision ,"·"'...,"14 ....V«tAlrY'lC

at Eindhoven an~. r~search of the OTB at Delft. particular

C;J..LlIJ.lJLa".l" and onentatlOn of Emdhoven Delft with their links to design and

archltlectlLlre make the programmes in this subfield more their """"f-",,,,,h,, I

which fall under the Sciences. There is more eUlPtLaslS to professional practice and on as from these prC)grauLmlcS cOllsequentlv less emphasis on publications mainstreampr~)tesslollial,..."...u.J. . , .

uu'.U...ll=;(TUES) is vulnerable in that is small and somewhatva,LV\...l.l.lcU

emphasis. Design at Delft covers a broad remit

in urban and landscape as as urban and ...",rnn,"1'1

Soci~l and Urban (TUDS) is quite small but appears to have potential

andI~ fact . . the OTB which is indicative of its on housing.

In thIS It IS hard not to draw the conclusion that the programmes COIIStltutinQ this subfield should be by new developments that are

pn)gramlm(:s in their which involve informationtechnololgiE~S, and new about the way and planning cOlltem!>orarv societies. There is an almost COlnp,Lete av,,,o;:;,Lu..O;:;


2.2.7 Architecture

Research in architecmral while to the academic health

of a university faculty of arc:1111teclrnre, is notoriously difficult to define and conscribe.

Even the difficult translation (TUD calls it a TUE

is a Planning) begins to show

are known

"'n'..."''''' ... field in architlccUlre,

and Devellomne][}t Plannilng, Urban

cOlLln·ter,·prod'uc1:lve for creative research in structural enguleenIJlg and on an academic level

schools, intlOrIJl1atLon tecnn<)lO~!'y

transfer research results to teaching.

Information TelchI10l()gy in Archilte<:tUlre B,uildirlf.! and Planning


PI;,;mrnng, often referred to as town, urban andre~~iOllal,

into at least

1IT!~~~~~~Lmc!!1@!gand it deals with allocation

with environmental Impac::ts, procedures for ...VJ... " ' U... Jll';

ofllgUlallyrlpVf·Ir\1"1pci from a concern for where architectural CO!lsicieratic)ns were it has become morech·n...,nl.,

social much smaller

strongly to archItecture and this is called==,-==:.='

usually taken to embrace or at least to the

regional disciplinary

geo,graphy and eccmoJmic:s, S()C1()IOl!V under the title of

~@mr~!!.This area is linked totra:nst~ortplanning

en:gmleelnng, while the fH()W1tnP' concern for within urban pla,nnmg gell1el:ati.ng much links to the environmental and construction sciences



was shy of a position; the Committee therefore invited each faculty in the

light of the Discipline reference to to with a written

statement the visit.

impression of the Committee on the research in the area is~~.L''''''''''''''''

ov~~rnrhelm:mg:ly Several have a which is below

The is not the a strict sense, but there is insufficient SCllentlIlC innovation. Much research more of the same, which may be caused by the staff members. Clearly, there are some good examples of highly research teams with an outstanding international status, but the total impn~SS]lOn of Architecture, Building and Planning needs improvement. Faculties and

hands to develop a which would

1\_~,h1+arr....·<> Builc1jlng and Planning research back to international forefront.

in a (international/national) in a (national/international) prl)tessional with those more easily delimited: whether in physical

or energy studies}, humanities critical theory or environmental psychology or urban economics}, history

m<m2lgemt:~ntstudies (e.g. construction or

galnmlg an award or other re(:og:nl1:1011, galmnlg an award or similar re(:og;nl1:l011. (a)

(b) (c) (d) (e)

The critical<:!r"l''11T111'nTfor de:SlgnS' as research outcomes offer wider pOSSliDlll,nes; it

and of solution was and encourage research

Qe~nglls oDllclbo,ratlVely both as research material

this in which the

offer enriched research outcomes. solutions which not stand to such where

testable fail to join critical of the dlS:cl"j:)llIlle and cannot be considered in research pn)dUlct!,on.

""A',"!,!"..".,.of the Faculties of Bouwkunde in the seems


General observations

DUJU01ng en,gm.eel:S with a tea.chJLng prclgr,lmme has proven to be In-i,r",.,.,,-ihr of Technology

C011tU1U()Usly d,eve:lOI)ed and increased

materials research van

DUILGUlg lJ'e.LY"'L... " ' . and a field for full-are available for softwfull-are n.,.rn"r1Aan environment thatC'11T'\.... n.rlC'·

mul1ti(iisc:ip1:inanty deS:lgrL-orlented resear'ch, that is

arg:un1ents to define theme~an:mg

of our research

C'111"\T'\nrl the


The consists of three SUIDpl:ograrnnles that seem to be

rather i.e.

Structural behaviour


The are further split into several teams of rather small programme covers a wide area, but the available staff allows small selected topics.

The is that is rather scattered and the

coherence of the topics is there are

pr~~lects and devices that meet a high international Eindhoven of Technology,

Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning Structural Hoenderkamp Quality 3 productivity 2 relevance 4 viability 3

The productivity is rated because of the low number of doctoral theses and international to other

rl"'·I"'I'l ..+rn''''...+C' the research of programme well suited

for phD work and there is also a large international forum of reviewed scientific journals. Contributions to symposia 'are not sufficient for internationalre(:o~~nttio:n.

The Committee recommends a concentration on a smaller number of research and to develop these to cores of continuous research.

Assessment per programme

Programrrle Director

'edlncllo~n'created the of the Review Committee that

to the more science-oriented of the research pn)grarrLm1e.Itturned out, that the title was not most of the activities the research group is in a state transition. The main is related pnXlttCtl.on and construction management has ties with the construction

pn)gramlm€:s are devoted to and As defined

as such does not mean research certain criteria are met.. " J . ...U...' ...~,ii

architects of the Eindhoven School this does not mean that assessed by the Committee. A of the an:hi1lec1tural

to and teaching and models. On the

is an architectural

as research. A similar Slt1.1atLon is in urban planning where the invention of new tools and methods is research but the application of known methods to solve a current problem would not meet the definition of research. In this context, a field that develops new

means of visualisation in planning and has an in the


There are two concerns that were eXlJresse:Cl by the Committee: the number time and the low NWO in some areas. Research most stllm'lUat:ea when is the main commitment of group leader and when he or she closely

C"n..."'....'riC',PC' a A small seems not sufficient since other

and The Committee suggests to

all new research involvement of the

multidisciplinarity, the rigour treatment, the use of models, either mathematical, physical, forecasting or and the discussion of results.

The intention of the founders to structural architecture and

pl~mrlinghad also a direct on There are programmes that are rather

science oriented and which have to be assessed as an activity in science. To this

the and analytical research efforts in and

.!:5UlIallllgV i i " "' ... " ' .Some of this work could take in a of Civil EnguleenrLg

an extra quality is achieved due to the continuous reflection on its for Problems are formulated from the view of and results are ,)"Yl'~IU(''''rl

and structured such that enrich the means that the

orientation determines the area of Structural design and

check ....U.... " "..""LU chairs.

There are two tullCllng, The reasons for

this situation are they are sys:ternatlc "",...",1·,1"",,",,",in NWO-funding

and caused by individual eXj:>eTIlenCeS Committee was told several that were often ...""":>,..+"....1 alDpJllcClltlcms were not

because Maybe that anal1:-nmeaplPointrnellt not allow

thorough propos:alS. pla,nnmg fall often

between social sciences, technical sciences and art. uses the review committees as they exist and there is obviously no committee that is COlmtlet€:nt in architecture and planning. The Committee that the University the


University Programme Programme Director 2 ProgramUle Director 3 Eindhoven University ofTechnology,

and Planning

<'" ..., ....,...+ s,rste·ms in architecture and urban

4 Productivity 4 Relevance 5 5

Although the Design and Decision Support in Architecture and Urban Planning (DDSS) has umdergorle radical chCllllgles

in recent it maintains a and relevance of

research. present leadership is active and at an

international level of and have

proven to be attractive theoretical


The group was able to' attract foreign as Chairs who gave important scientific and input. is a recognisable coherence of between the diverse research areas, an awareness of international and a high integration in

international and CAD aspects

seem to have a now than in past. Decisions are necessary in this area of the fast moving nature of this field.

The ....""·..ro"""'.r1 pre~serltlyone leader and some concern for recently merged and now vacant design and building informatics seems importance. The publication of the group is

productivity is high, and

sci(~ntiticterms. The name DDSS is for

innovation in database and


prc)gr~ammefour research items are described


Review Committee however also formulated some concerns. The work in some sense is so that it could be peJrtorm.ed. at other faculties too, such as mechanical engineering

This is no as as the links with

construction are The actual scope of the very broad. More focus in international networks may be

better. The explained that in the the

research be tougher structured, from a clear mission statement with the on sm;talnaDlll.ty

tools and between and and

also the of the building

stated in a clearer a

time. What is in

force behind the " indoor environment

DUlllal.ng services engUJleenn.g The research is at a basic

pnenorrleIlla in the build environment and the ...,.",.."'.,....""'..,.,,,::>"'+

of The research are on the

impn$Sllve. l·iC'T...",r'1'Cllhrthe work related to wind, heat and LCA is of an excellent future in peer reviewed conference

is no problem, at if one res:ealrch to a limited set of well balanced 4

Productivity 3 Relevance 5 Viability 5 assessment


2 3 2 2 relevance viability 5

The approach taken in this programme three related subfields: the of cities in terms of form and research the organization of residential

environments with to and studies of the

str;atemc planning process with of decision

J.U<l.1.'\.l.U~. The perspective taken as

while the on

group's publications somewhat

publications are in Dutch or German and this makes them inaccessible to an international audience. The overall research pn>gr;amme clearly suffers from lack of reference to mainstream

in urban morphology, and the pla.nnmg

Dr<Jlces:s. and all three subfields who Much of the work is carried out in pra.ct1<:e

drawn from the Se<mcllnaVl,a, and this work hassu(:ce~;shlH

for discussion and innovation. But the detached from the mainstream

hence somewhat lOlOS1VTI<:ra·tlC. time staff andm€:~retore

resources as as intellectual po:sition. twlding, this is from the universi1tv

ratio 2:1,but there is no NWO. size, and orientation of the programme su{!ge:st

should decide to it or to

. l V » " ' > " " ..as the malins;tream plalnnmg at1:'.lTIlC1hc)ve·n. prOIQra.mnne Director 2 2 3 3 l-n-i,,,"'....,,-i-!..,,of Technology,

~rdhitl~ct1J.re J.JUllU..U.lMand Planning

Relevance Maas

The research looks to the as a sum of technological pn>ee:sses, a crossing of four -information, materials,

.u...J.uu.u.labour and and two outflows -the building and

waste. Not only the programme but also the research results,

a very scattered Poor no clear

strategy, no outlined publication The Review Comlnittee was informed that some of the members of the pn>gr;amme are for other research groups within the

pn~senta.tionof also focused on one of

items: human machine The feeling was that in the

future this might lines. term

viability relevance could even be on condition that the name of the programme is to reflect the real work

on. A concern the Review Committee

nt=>·uP1'+h,,,lp'~1;!was that in case the should not restrict its

activities to a kind of service centre contractors. This seems more a task for other institutions.

the faculty should review the pn>gr,amme to at least of the work to UU.llUJlH1!.tec:nn.OlC>gy

to enhance the within the

chairs? How to increase the and third

In technology should be a

of architecture and building, a bridge between architecture orientedprtDg]~anlrnles.

Assessment Programme Programme Director University


reCOQlllSt~d research schools, viz. NETHUR

(to(:ust~don translJortatilon reseal'ch)

the Institute's recent name

in a call for tender for the new

..,'r...J. ... top-schools. It does so, in co··operaltioln

from various in the

General observations

ins'trtute is an ~nterfacultyinstitute within Delft University of Technology. The

ill~;tItutehas now eXIsted for12 years, ithas a scientific director and a and a

...,-,-.,-.U'~' has its name into aTB Research Institute for Housing, Urban

theses) is far too research outcomes

pTE~selltdid not convince the

text well as the to the future hopes. The relevance of research in

was defended less

the Committee concerned for its

on empmlcal tedtlnC.lOg:ICal dev'elo'pment, first rate, In1terltla110IlaH

them as pr()fessc.rs, should be catlitaJlised.

In response to the Committee's se<ilrdaiIllt! outcome, the Board

as research that it has tra,diiiOIlaliy receive an work centred in de'ilel,oPllllQ

the work students within

\C1<~er:malllS ..."'ULL.. L ... where a is de,,rp!<)nf,d

cOltlsildel'abJle potential in 3

2 Relevance 3


The coherence of the prc>gr;amme while

discussion with the which are, as architectural than it Programme Programme Director University assessment


Quality 3 Productivity 5 Relevance 4 Viability 4 2. Delft University

Research Institute for and

HOUSllDg stockm<m<:Lgemt~ntand housing market research Priemus

'The second research programme of

and Market Re~;ea:J::ch,

discernible from OTB's first research pr()gr'anlm,e. observe an research ....~''"'rh'r+1'ri11-11

with less interest in publication listsu~!gests

but research PI<>Ol:LCts

(or sometimes not at all) in well-known SCIIEntltlC the field. So that actual contribution to the

advancement of research is somewhat anJlD1~~OiUS.

here there be a need to build a clear

may act as an anchor for the enlplncal work.

'The urban and local orientation of the prc:>g:J::anlnJle

and feature of the resear'ch, po:nuomlng of the

res:ea]~chin an international Given

the world-wide interest in these a more

clear and number of

Pro:l!ramUle Director


res:ealrch in the

is a pUDllCatl0I1S in pUDlllcatLOn channels

research does not 'The institute more time on

m{~th'od()logICalframework for

as building

is rather De1ft

Research for Policy and [ec:hnlO!C)!!V Housing policy and DUUOllDg

Priemus, Boelhouwer, Quality 4 5 4 Viability 4 Programme Programme Directors University Assessment


4 3 4 3 4 Delft Research for

Infrastrucmre and urbanrI""u",I",_~,,_'"


pr<)gr,amme of OTB concerns Infrastmcmre and is a recent research and not aevelonf>a. There are already many on this

is rather broad and vague, as almost all related

to fall under this Seen this

between this research programme and the of TRAIL Research School is not very

HU.1VU'l::.H.there is some one would have a

de:;crjiuti.on of OTB's profile in this case.

inf:ra~;tnlCDl1reis the focal of the research

so little attention for is a wen· tranS1JOrtatLon resear'ch, and one Relevance

Viability Quality

a research

the The same

development and its links with infrastmcmre.

From the and research results one the

this is market driven based

on pragmatic choices. has out to be a successful formula, but the link with the institute's is not always clear. Thus there would be a need to invest more in strategic fundamental thinking.

ptOI!Zramnl1e Director

Buildingor~!arlis<Jltiolnand real estate mamagernellt Priemus, 3 3 Productivity


Relevance 3 Viability 4 prl)gr'arrlme, on and

Real Estate more or less the same as the

two previous ones. Here there is however an almost absence of a clear mission where the relevance is set out, and there is not sufficient scope for a academic profile. Even real estate

m,m;;lge'm€~ntas a appears to have a wide and sometimes

the various brought

he,ldlng. One would here more with

inside or outside the The

future issues as ecobuild), but the

achievements - terms research - are

difficult to assess. Clearly, this is closer to archlt,eCDl1re than the ones, but the with management science are feeble unclear. But also the has been very active in

IJU'UJ.J.;::'J.J.J.J.J.~its channels.


Programme Programme Directors



tulnC11ng. The reason for that is a structural one and an in NWO which means that


are in



"1'",,...rh,rt'u'1h<,will increase in

or~!an.lSeC1in seven so-called VF (vc-orwa,ard.eliike


re~;ea:rchactivities. In 1996 inton:nation techm)los'!V

a seventh department. From mid 1997 ab,lncloIlled (aocorC11rlg to the facu1ty board in to new

framework for research. more am>rO,lCh which was the basis of the old law -un~sel1tlaboratories shou1d of course be kept for educational purposes


reQ~anledas research started several

The wou1d have greatad'"aIllta~!e

be considered as Until now the of the has not

lln;VPYS;'tvboard. Furthermore, there seems to be an inconsistency

Di~KilJlirleProtocol of November 1996 and the letter to the facu1ty

doc:urnerlt as a possible form of scientific while the facu1ty did not information on U.IC:H~.U".The Committee cou1d the view-point as stated Leen van Duin et aF:

re(:ogni~;ed as a PhD it needs to be a written analysis

steps in the process. must point to a

ur()blerrlS and new or show how existing

to new variants. A shou1d have a scientific of work had been to the Committee it was judged as

3.}1 General observations

The research period to be assessed covers the five to 1996.

the research and from the COllditiOllall

research (voorwaardelijke to research pr1ogl:anlI11le

the The research programmes are to six departments of Architecture. The six contain a total of20 sUI)-prO~~ralmIlnes

certain number of The title of the programmes are Architecture, and Real estate and projectmcma.gemE~nt,

and and information technology. The varies between fte per year. Whereas five

pn)graI11lm(~S are related to the architecture the of

estate and m,mclge:m(~ntis a new which deals

control of the UU.u.U.,lU~ "1'"r,r""<,,,, and the in the non-!"eSlloenU.al

sector. This research and the OTB have close links with each other.

The of Architecture of Delft tradition as a

famous for architects building of

the facu1ty the Review was which were

on and which were presumably teaching method called

Based Learning (PG L). This the lectures in the theatre in favour of working in small students. The are being

a staff member who and assists student in

ac(~uclinitedwith books, visual aids,

th(~ories etc. To this researchers have aids. The called

"education-related research". However, Review did not share oninion and did not consider this as research in the fields of architecture. It

has a value but it does not increase the current in


Obviously, the of Architecture has developed a skill in pn~seJntatio:n.

material meets and publishing standards. The

are doctoral were excellent in layout and printing and imDre:SSE~d

Committee members. To which books belong to research and to teachllllg was sometimes difficu1t not unanimously possible. a book was a compilation

of known structures, as a aid. When

a problem or for instance a

way to new insight verifiable conclusions it was seen as re~;ea:rch

This division means of course that a number of books were not assumed as part of were very and valuable to the reader.

res:eal:ch there are some

tleanng Structures and and u . . ·..ri.~~

in the field sciences. The resu1t of these research have to be of the scientific community and the Committee felt several times that more for reasons than in the intention of increased The in these are rather small and serve also educational The members of the Committee asked themselves whether a co·,op,eration research laboratories outside the either in other facu1ties of Delft

of Technology or outside the university, wou1d not be Such laboratories wou1d not only have advanced devices but also which cou1d assist in


sulmrOglranlS are classified:

a architecture and

"''-Q...,J'....h these objectives.

beclrirl!! construction and mechanics

Vl.A.U"J'.U~ ..1.<"'".:u"-... installation technologyt technical and

intlornaatLon technology, technical environmental


Quality 2

Productivity 2 Relevance Eekhout

Each SUIJPlogJranam,e in turn is an of different research too many to mention. The overall of the programme is one of confusion. A lack of the output in terms of peer reviewed publications in and congress consultancy with reseal:ch,

etc. of is to describing the art of

construction rather than to advances in the scientific fields covered. of the published anyhow are of a

and a real in for that of

public::atilons. The motivation the prc)gr:amme

first of the group to cornplle

exil;tinlg k"lnmJITIF·rlo'Pfor use in architectural of

of view. It however turns research in

oelad,mt of the and studio work

an:hi1tecmral education is based of course are

research for

cOIltrcmt'ltioin with the front in thatspt:~citic

around and the research is tackled as a scilentiticUl,i:Ult::Il~~e

The Review Committee has the

come in terms with its research branch. A oriented policy may be a correct start but is only one side of coin. If the faculty aims to reach a level in too, than the rationale of structural enl~in.ee]ring,

building and material science should be ad()oted.

includes from the intermediate between

technology also the the 'hard science',

must be Confrontation with the international community is an point there. This is

thl:OUlgh an active reviewed pU!bl1<::atllon.S. pn>tel;so:rs are also to ensure

co-operation between of civil

Proe:ram111e Director

achievements Faculty of Architecture

is seen as central at the structure is at a point of cm[1si,del:ed as both encouraging regrr01LlOiuQ since the documentation

conlplete rE~on:!:anisations of this

on~sentedare in one

to appear in publication in that DOlctc)rates in 3 3 relevance 4 3 Delft Architecture van Duin Assessment Programme Programme Director University

}}2 Assessment per pf()gr;amme


4 35 3 2 4 3

VSNU Research Assessment ofArchitecture,


Real estate and projectm:;mclge:m~~nt

de Jonge

The research programme on Real Estate and is not a and does not have

architecture. of all

impression that the is not for a

research and of success arem~;uttic:iel1ltly

The relevance of the in an academic researchenvironm~~nt

is . and the and viability of the group is

suffiCIent. the to OTB is not clearly

prlcse~nt.. There be some scope for a more vigorous and basic economlC of the work. The relatively small group

a co~en~nt with a leadership,

the sCIentIfic output: book, articles in is far below what would have desirable. This makes the vulnerable and therefore an active plan, with su:tt!c:iellt attention for international in high quality cn:allltlelS,

would be The size of the would not warrant

a subdivision into two further theoretical

and a in international

have to be a first .,.."...."'...-1-.,

Prolgramnne Director

which cover urban design, larLds1ca"[>e far the stf()nl'(est 3 2 Productivity 2 Relevance 3 Viability 3 with

Architecture and Environmental

fr<Jlgrneltlte~dinto four subthemes: foundations and

sustainable building, and ec()lOjgIcal areas are rather poorly focus sed with and lack coherence in terms of and in its context. area of metropolitan more focussed in that it involves the of new

ae'Vell)mnents in telematics, and Most

res,eal::'ch pUbucatlOrLS however are not

address issues in of

research appears very variable work but most work paro(:hl~al

links to but the

have not enough critical mass to enable each 1J....'"\rh"..f-in't"of research publications is low ...w,... v ...;:::.u

lJ.1a..1H.1H.1j::; pr:actIce support research.

to achieve much more to(:us:sed re~~ea.rcJ:l,

appear useful to rationalise and concentrate number of subthemes so that critical mass and rej:mt:lticm built up. links with the

Urban Renewal) were less than

finances most of the research in this prlDgl::,al1tlITLe

from the third but with none

to much

NWO and this SUQ~Qe~:ts

be better focus sed. might involve some consideration in this programme be linked to other areas of


Programme Programme Director



~~~••~~,u~~...'V ...technology 3 4 4 3 Relevance

The programme in Media and

ecrmOllOE~ n~prlesentsa diverse research field of

The of the entire is rather

commitment to publish both on level, which has made the prclgr,lm:me The combination of

is unusual potential C;:Vl'Pl'all:>~


pn~sentCiltlOlnof the programme dir,ect()r

subprogramme's intent to imnr()vf' through analysis and


known for design knowledge (1U~T",n1" rc~searc:h group of PhD students, to Artificial

research, and its publication strategy. The Media sUbpro~~ram]ne

aimed at research into the perception and

communication of formal shows The

Information conducts work

on Co-operation between the

imlDro'ved to fulHl the potential of

new of PrOgramnle Director Rosemann Quality 3 3 Relevance 3 Viability 3 forussed on nouS:lIlg nOUSl.ng markets. It is ...LV ...

sulmr'Og:rannmles: nO·USl.ng between market and go'~ernnleIJlt,

and transformation which in turn transformation processes and

and new information


is to

Prol1essor pnem.us, the Director ofOTE stillbelon~~s

and much of the work on is

research of the It is Cl.1tJtlCuUt between ofOTE's research and this into market owner OC(:upiatlon,

seem to be It is hard to

dis;tincti()ns between the first and thirdsul)pr'Og]~anlmlesoon<:ennlIJlg markets and stock while the second

\"/'1;.;':<..1.1.1..11:;with urban renewal and transformation does not much

coherence in that urban form and design, and mainstream urban all fall under this area. A substantial number of re:::eaJrcn pUbUcatlorlS are in Dutch that makes them inaccessible

and the research for most of the areas in

prc)gl:anlmle come from a small from

There is no NWO. the

purSl;leCl. in this programme are highly relevant to plannmg and urban policy and the area has considerable potential.

and outlook, must be much more

international if the programme is to realise this poterltlall.

5 Programme

Programme Director University



t'n,emus, Boelhouwer, programme du"ector programme director Rosemann Priemus Eekhout Drewe programme director van Duin de Hoenderkamp Wisse in Timmermans

An:hit1echue, HU11dUlg and Plannitng

ofArchitecture van

and real estate Priemus,

... u.v v tE~cnnolOg:Y Tzonis

mcmalgem(~ntand housing Priemus

Telchrlol(>gy Research Institute for Policy and Telchrlo!<>gy

HOUslng policy and building market Title

decision support archlt,ecDLlre and urban planning

Building technology Maas

Urban planning andmcmalgem(~ntand real Fassbinder estatemcm;;lgem(~nt

market research

Infrastructure and urbandp'vplonmf'nt

Title Architecmre


graldu.at€~das architect Strathclyde Un.ivers11tv in History and Theory of Architecture (1971 , Tn;"o""i+-u pralCTIlced. as an architect and has taught architectural design in Europe,

he led courses at various UK universities, and he now is pn)tess()r go Hens (1943) studiedEn~~ineerirlg

, where he graduated in chitectural office, he

a PhD in In

at Leuven, he also the head of the Lat)Or.ltOlry er and chairman of the Committee for Civil bnguleeriIllg c Research and he is an of the Interrlatllonal

tion in and He also is an associate

al Insulation and and the International Journal on HVAC&R ch.

£-Michael Batty (1945) was from 1969 t01979 a research assistant, lecturer, then reader in

in the University of England. From 1979 until he was of

rl.C;l=!;lUHdlPI~nnllnain the University of Wales at Cardiff where acted as dean of Environmental Design (1983-1986) and head of (1985-1989). From he was director of the National Centre for Information and Analysis

State of New York at Buffalo, he was also of

pr<)tessClr of and Planning, and director of the London (UK).

the universities Melbourne, Illinois H.H.U"-'.'-V.LH"and Bristol. He acted as a member of the Board

. ish Research Councils, as later chairman of the

ic and Social Research Council Environment and Committee and as a of the Science and Engineering Research Council Committee. From o 1990 he was a co-director of the Wales and Research LalbOl:at()ry RRL). He is an editor of Environmental and and Design and sits on

editorial boards concerned with urban and He was an author

ooks and has co-edited six books on the use of computers in urban studies and

Prof. Hans-Wolf Reinhardt (chairman; in

enl'!ineel:mj;;) from the of Stuttgart, where also ...'... ,...

Enl~mleermg in 1968. After a postdoctoral year at the Illinois Institute

he returned to to become a senior teacher and research enj;;lneer at Stulttg:,art. In 1975 he was of concrete structures and head of

at In 1986 he moved to

pr<)te:SSClr of construction

St1.;Ltt~:artto become

!V.LCL'.... .LJlCL.L" Re~)ea:rchand QQ2-1QQA. he was the

...u ...u u ... of VS NU

and for 1Vlaxer:LalS and an editorial CUlITlCUJla Vitae Members Review Committee Assessment of Research in Archite1ctulre, Buildirlg and PlatlDulg

NB: these data are for 1992 -199 6 .

(OTB has 1991-1996 in their tables, 1991 has therefore been oillltteC11


and in

of Kesearc:h


TUD (one day) andOTB(a Protocol for the

···~·'''L''_L,beside the Chairman, should have access to publications in Dutch.

will be planned for TUE (one


November 1996

This protocol specifies the terms of reference for th R . . .

the1994 General Protocol. e eVIew CommIttee andISseen as an Addendum to



:omlf)osition oftheCOlnmtitte~e;

Each and the OTB will describe their pre t h

report, to the guidelines of thegen::~ ;~t~~~~. programmes and their profile in a Self-In addition, information will be about:

: the chairs, present and future vacancies pal1:-tlme professors: their (main) outside th


Faculty will provide a short f h le

EUT participate. 0 t e re evant research schools in which Delft

Int,orrJl1ation about the age profile of the senior staffwill be provided

on request. overview of the scientific output over the

Dissertations to the Scientific Fuli:>1ic:atilcms





Professional Publications BrllgbtOll, in of the research in the area of Built Environment,

to construction and sustainable He

prc)tess()rsJ111p at Giancarlo Carlo's International Laboratory of and teaches on a PhD programme in Oslo,

STOA, and has served on the different assessment boards for Architecture, The

Professor Peter in Econometrics and Economics at

the Erasmus The where he received PhD in In

he became a lecturer in Economics at the Erasmus as well as at Free

Imve]:sl1~of Amsterdam. From he is in Regional, and Environmental

Economics and Economic at Free University of Amsterdam and also the

chairman of the Economics. Professor Nijkamp is a Fellow of the

Netherlands (KNAW) and a Fellow of the WorldJ-\GiUe1Il Y

and Sciences. He has of the Regional Science Association International and presently the chairman Network on European Communications and

He held professorships at universities in Gothenburg, Boston, Padua, Torino, Hesinki and Catania. He is an advisor to the Dutch Government, Eurol,ean Commission, the OECD, the World the Academia Sinica, the Asian Ue~veJlopm{~ntBank and the Roundtable of Industrialists. He is a

member of the of28 some In Nijkamp

received the NWO Spinoza

architecture at the of

Architecture Unit at the of North London at

Middlesex and lectures and publishes five

cornpJ.ete books, which two have won American Institute of ArchJlte(:ts' International Book

Dr Bas Blaauboer at Utrecht In

was seconded to as programme manager for the quality assessments. he also served as the secretary for the review committee for research in ~rcJl1ib~ct11re


(code: . )


seCl:etaJrv of the cornmlttee)

..."""LtU.AJ. ...cCO' ... ASSESSMENT FORM



Please give your ratings on a in which:

5= "excellent", A= 2= "below standard"; I="poor".

Note: Start from the that all university research should conform to a certain standard. Consider each aspect of this is that standard. The committee report will have to where why deviation standard is Your preliminaJry assessment is only use in the committee meetings and will not published in

COlllmittee report.

A. QUALITY I 2 3 4 5

How do you evaluate the quality of the programme with to the:

I. originality of the approach and ideas

2. u of the research into the international state of the art 3· coherence ofthe programme

4- L of the programme director

5· .L of other members of the research group 6. distribution nllhlh,hpn.L output over the team members 7· scientific level of the LtpUt: scientificpl1"

r .1nll'~1

.L .L

.:l .~ and software


Overall assessment of the



r. 1

the number of how do you evaluate the


.' IlL;

of the programme with respect to the:


I. number of PhD-thesis

2. number of scientificr .1_1~ -~

3· otherjJIUUULL:::i,.:l like.:l·~u software and pal

Overall assessment 1



and Future 1994·

the Netherlands: Past pe:rtormanc:e and

Evaluation Committee


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