25 October 2019

UM signs DORA

Rector Magnificus Rianne Letschert signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) today, marking Maastricht University’s (UM) official endorsement of a new approach to assessing academics. At present, researchers are primarily judged on the number of articles they publish in top-tier journals and the amount of research funding they acquire. The aim is to take a broader view, including social impact, teaching, leadership qualities and more. Letschert is a strong advocate of this development and a key contributor to the national project Recognising and Rewarding Academics.