Office for the evaluation of joint funding for research buildings at universities including large-scale equipment

For the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the Institute for Innovation and Technology (iit) managed an office for a high-caliber expert commission whose mandate included evaluating the funding of research buildings and large-scale equipment at universities. Since 2007 until the end of the project, the federal and state governments funded about 134 research buildings and more than 3,000 large-scale facilities of excellent scientific quality and national importance at German universities, totaling around 5.5 billion euros. The evaluation clarifies to what extent the goals associated with this funding have been achieved, what positive effects are discernible and what the science policy effects of this new funding instrument are.


2016 until 2018


German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)