Quality and Renewal – research evaluations
Uppsala University's research evaluations are called Quality and Renewal (Q&R, or KoF in Swedish). Three previous university-wide research evaluations have been carried out at the university. In December 2022, the vice-chancellor decided on the fourth evaluation Q&R24.
Quality and renewal 2024 (Q&R24)
In December 2022, the vice-chancellor decided to carry out a new self-initiated university-wide research evaluation at Uppsala University, Quality and renewal 2024 (Q&R24).
Q&R24 is a cohesive research evaluation at Uppsala University, although it will be carried out in two parts; (1) two university-wide themes are evaluated and (2) disciplinary domain/faculty-driven evaluations of research and research environments are conducted. Evaluation of these two parts will contribute to an increased knowledge of the university's conditions for good research and research activities.
The two university-wide themes that are evaluated are research infrastructure and interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research. In the evaluation, strengths, weaknesses, needs and development areas regarding the university's work with research infrastructure and interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research are highlighted.
Previous research evaluations
Quality and Renewal 2007 (Q&R07) was followed four years later by Quality and Renewal 2011 (Q&R11). These two research evaluations focused on research results and persued largely similar methods and purposes. Quality and Renewal 2017 (Q&R17) focused to a greater extent on the conditions promoting quality and processes conducive to good research.