International Evaluation of Research Activities Begins

The Kotka Maritime Research Centre is undertaking an evaluation of its research activities. The aim is to identify achievements and future priorities. In addition to scientific work, the evaluation covers societal interaction, which constitutes one of the Centre’s central priorities.

– Universities constantly undergo such evaluations, but this marks the first time a comprehensive evaluation is undertaken of scientific work at the Kotka Maritime Research Centre, explains Aalto University Professor Pentti Kujala.

In the context of the evaluation, experts will be hired both from Finland and abroad, marking a significant step in the process of developing the Kotka Maritime Research Centre. The evaluation is slated to begin in autumn 2018.