Evaluation of RUC’s Strategic Research Initiatives

On April 4th-5th Designing Human Technologies, along with the other three focus areas, met with the four external evaluators regarding RUC’s evaluation of the focus areas.

The aim of the evaluation was to identify the outcomes of the four strategic research initiatives (Designing Human Technologies; Global Dynamics; Environmental Risk; Power, Media and Communication) for each of the relevant research areas and for RUC in general. This will guide RUC in our discussions of how the four research areas can develop further in years to come and how RUC can support and sustain emerging areas of research strength.

With the evaluation we ask experienced researchers to give us their opinion on RUC’s strategic research initiatives. Over the last months the research initiatives have prepared self-evaluation reports. Each evaluator will write his own report focusing primarily on ‘his’ strategic initiative but also reflecting upon some of the broader cross-cutting observations coming out of the site visit. To assist in the latter part a series of joint meetings for for the evaluateors were organized during the site visit.
Group photo of the attendees. From left to right: Associate professor Gary Thomas Banta, RUC, director of Environmental Risk Professor Jonas Gunnarsson, Stockholms Universitet, external evaluator of Environmental Risk Professor Laurids Sandager Lauridsen, RUC, director of Global Dynamics Professor Jesper Simonsen, RUC director of Designing Human Technologies Vice Rector, Peter Kjær, RUC Professor Alan Irwin, Copenhagen Business School, external evaluator of Power Media and Communication Professor Staffan Lindberg, Lund University, external evaluator of Global Dynamics Professor Robert Winter, University of St. Gallen, external evaluator of Designing Human Technologies Professor Bente Halkier, RUC, director of Power Media and Communication

From left to right: Associate professor Gary Thomas Banta, RUC, director of Environmental Risk. Professor Jonas Gunnarsson, Stockholms Universitet, external evaluator of Environmental Risk. Professor Laurids Sandager Lauridsen, RUC, director of Global Dynamics. Professor Jesper Simonsen, RUC, director of Designing Human Technologies. Vice Rector, Peter Kjær, RUC. Professor Alan Irwin, Copenhagen Business School, external evaluator of Power Media and Communication. Professor Staffan Lindberg, Lund University, external evaluator of Global Dynamics. Professor Robert Winter, University of St. Gallen, external evaluator of Designing Human Technologies. Professor Bente Halkier, RUC, director of Power Media and Communication.

DHT was evaluated by Professor Robert Winter from University of St. Gallen.

The program for his visit included meetings with Senior researchers representing four DHT projects (Experimental Museum Exhibition DesignNetwork for Design of Robust Organizational ChangeClinical CommunicationItalian Drawings) and a visit to see and experience the installations in our Experience lab. Also, the visit included meetings with PhD students, Assistant Professors, and with heads of studies, research groups, and departments.

At a final wrap up meeting Robert Winter noted that the people he had met were not driven by external motivation but from an inside urge for creating, and had kept hanging on to their vision. He had seen quite a lot of impressively good work, and the initiative should make a coherent base for a teaching program.

 

The four senior researchers representing four DHT projects were:

Project Experimental Museum Exhibition Design

– Associate professor Troels Andreasen

– Curator Andreas Kallmeyer Bloch, from the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde

Project Network for Design of Robust Organizational Change

– Associate professor Peter Hagedorn

Project Clinical Communication

– Associate professor John Damm Scheuer

– Velux visiting professor Helena Karasti

Project Italian Drawings

– Professor Henning Christiansen

– Associate professor Bjørn Laursen

Robert Winter and Jesper Simonsen

Robert Winter and Jesper Simonsen

Robert Winter meet Heads of Studies and other stakeholders

Robert Winter meet Heads of Studies and other stakeholders

Robert Winter meet PhD students Assistant Professors

Robert Winter meet PhD students Assistant Professors

 

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