Peer Review

In January 2012 an international peer review committee has assessed the work of the RSC in the years 2005-2011 as “good to very good.”

In January 2012 an international peer review committee has assessed the work of the RSC in the years 2005-2011 as “good to very good.” The assessment was made under the auspices of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and the committee members were Professor James Kennedy, chair (University of Amsterdam), Dr. Andrew Preston (Clare College, Cambridge University), and Professor Vincent Michelot (Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Université de Lyon).

According to the committee the output of the RSC staff was “impressive” and “extraordinary things have been achieved in the last couple of years.” The committe, however, also expressed its concerns about the severe budget cuts the RSC has faced recently and which are expected to continue in the next few years. Therefore, the committee in its report made a number of recommendations to meet this challenge in the near future. The RSC Academic Advisory Board in a letter to the Royal Netherlands Acedemy of Arts and Sciences has given its reaction to the evaluation report.