Midterm review 2016-2019

Publicly funded university research in the Netherlands is evaluated every six years, using the national Standard Evaluation Protocol (SEP 2015-2021), as established by the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU), the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). The key assessment criteria are research quality, relevance to society and viability (the extent to which the unit is equipped for the future). In between evaluations, institutes may wish to carry out a mid-term review to assess progress meeting goals. 

The Asser Institute received a highly positive mid-term review. The committee writes: ‘[T]he Asser Institute has been more than successful at its ambitions in the combined fields of research and societal outreach and is firmly positioned for a successful future. This is clearly the result of clear vision and a great deal of hard work of all involved'. 

The mid-term review covers the period of 2016-2019 and was carried out in February 2021. 

Read the full review.