Meeting between SRUK and ANECA delegates

· Madrid

The Agencia Nacional para la Evaluación de la Calidad y Acreditación (ANECA), together with the General Director for University Policy (Ministry of Education – Spain), approached SRUK/CERU to collect its views about the research quality assessment process usually carried out in British Universities (REF). A group of six SRUK/CERU members attended the meeting. A long frank discussion on the benefits and pitfalls of national research evaluation system ensued, with an in depth analysis of the academic environments in UK and Spain, highlighting good practices on each system. All participants agreed on keeping the communications channels open with follow up meetings.