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On Tuesday 11 February 2020, the Faculty will host an assessment committee comprising members from various European universities. The committee will be reviewing the performance of the Amsterdam Research Institute for Legal Studies (ARILS) and the research of a number of research groups.

Event details of Amsterdam Law School midterm assessment
Date 11 February 2020
Time 09:00 -17:30

The purpose of the midterm assessment, on the one hand, is the review the performance of the ARILS and to assess the extent to which it has implemented the recommendations of the previous assessment. On the other hand, it also aims to assess the quality of the research of the six research priority areas of the faculty.

The Faculty will use the results of the midterm assessment for a number of things, including to prepare for the next full research assessment for the 2016-2021 period.

The key assessment criteria are:

  1. The quality of the research;
  2. Relevance to society
  3. Feasibility.

Standard Evaluation Protocol

The assessments are carried out using the Standard Evaluation Protocol (SEP) that was established by the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU), the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). Every six years, committees of external experts assess the various faculties and research groups on the basis of this protocol.

Findings and reception

The committee will present its initial findings at the end of the day, at 17:30, during a reception. The Faculty invites all its employees to be present at the occasion. Location: REC A3.16.