Research Policy & Development

Evaluation of Basic Research and Higher Education Programme in Russia

Evaluation in the Russian Federation

Together with an international expert committee, ZSI has received an appointment to evaluate the BRHE-Program (Basic Research and Higher Education Program), implemented by CRDF (U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation) in the Russian Federation.

Focus was on the following dimensions:

  • Analysis of the goals proposed and what BRHE has accomplished.
  • Verification that reported accomplishments of the RECs (Research and Education Centres) are accurate.
  • Measure progress towards REC independence, including cost-sharing, partnering, and sustainability measures
  • Relationship of BRHE and grantee universities to the Russian Academy of Sciences.
  • Adoption of the "BRHE model" in other universities.
  • Effect of BRHE on young scientists' career choices.
  • Evidence of any development of a community of RECs in Russia.

CRDF is a nonprofit charitable organization created by the US Government in 1995 to promote scientific and technical collaboration between the USA and the countries of the former Soviet Union. BRHE is a central element of CRDF's work.

ZSI thus had the opportunity to evaluate the American pendant to the European programme INTAS, which has been evaluated by ZSI together with international experts 3 years earlier.


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Tags: Russia

Type: Research

Submission Date: 05/2007

Project Status: Finished

Start/End: 08/2007 - 01/2008

Project Duration: 6 months