A realistic evaluation of science policy – evaluating the “Severo Ochoa” centres of excellence programme of the Spanish government and generating learning for Spanish public administration institutions

Armela Dino
Ministry of Science and Innovation of Spain
Thursday, 15 September 2022 - 11:00

The seminar will offer the opportunity to discuss policy evaluation through a realistic approach. Why is science policy hard to evaluate and how can the critical realism offer some solutions? Empirically, the seminar will bring forward the findings of the research carried out when evaluating the highly reputational Spain’s performance based institutional funding programme, the “Centres of Excellence Severo Ochoa”, and it will discuss how to bring into the public employees’ identity, the researcher’s one.


Ciudad Politécnica de la Innovación
Edificio 8E, Acceso J, Planta 4ª (Sala Descubre. Cubo Rojo)
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia | Camino de Vera s/n