CGHE seminar 14

Performance assessment in science and academia: effects of the RAE/REF on academic life II

  • Thursday, 12 May 2016 12:30 - 14:00
  • Room 731, UCL Institute of Education
  • Len Ole Schäfer, University of Bamberg
  • CGHE Research Programme 2


This seminar is a continuation from the earlier seminar that took place in March 2016. It will present new research results from a project entitled ‘Performance Assessment in Science and Academia. RAE/REF’s effects on academic life’.

The seminar will examine empirical results concerning the effects of the RAE/REF on academic life: on a) research performance; b) inequality; c) diversity; d) academic freedom; e) research and teaching; and f) recruitment policies. The study will analyse qualitative material from the field of chemistry, sociology and history in three different institutions.

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Len Ole Schäfer

Len Ole Schäfer

Len Ole Schäfer is working as a visiting doctoral scholar at the UCL Institute of Education for three months, and he is PhD student in Sociology at the University of Bamberg (Germany) working on the research project ‘unintended effects of science performance assessment’ conducted under the direction of Professor Richard Münch at the University of Bamberg. The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Science and is coordinated at TU Munich, Germany. His research focuses on the RAE/REF’s effects on academic life.

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