Category: Measuring Research

Can we better understand and measure the humanities contributions to Sustainable Development Goals?

The humanities can make a significant contribution to both the realisation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and to the design of Australia’s new national assessment model. Kylie Message argues that to do so requires a generous approach toward as…

How efforts to assess university contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals fall short

The UN Sustainable Development Goals are widely used by research institutions and metrics providers as a mechanism for assessing the impact of universities on the wider world. Elizabeth Gadd argues attempts to quantify academic contributions to these g…

A ranking for interdisciplinarity is a poor measure for the quality of research and teaching in universities

Few academics, students or policymakers would dispute the value of addressing societal problems by setting them in the context of ‘the dynamic relationship’ between different disciplines. Christopher Daley and Linda Hantrais argue that interdisciplinar…