In recent years many universities have engaged in university level strategic partnerships. Yet, our understanding of how such partnerships perform can be quite limited. Evaluation gives us the evidence to understand the value of partnerships – and to use that evidence to inform decision-making.

Evaluate is a unique resource that uses a structured evaluation process to help universities understand and make better decisions on their most important relationships.

The EVALUATE project – Developing a Framework for Evaluation of International University partnerships, strives to help more universities generate evidence for their own benefit, and that of the wider field.

In the EVALUATE handbook, you’ll find a range of guidance, resources, and analysis to help you evaluate your partnerships. It includes a wide range of advice sourced from workshops and case studies.

Target group

You can use the handbook to improve the quality of international strategic partnerships between universities by providing a framework for the evaluation of success, failure and everything in between. This framework has been developed in such a way that it can be applied to any higher education institutional context in for the purposes of successful evaluation of partnership.

EVALUATE Full handbook

EVALUATE Compact handbook

EVALUATE project consortium

The  handbook has been produced by the EVALUATE project – Developing a Framework for Evaluation of International University partnerships by the universities below:

  • University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • University College Dublin, Republic of Ireland
  • University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Leiden University, Netherlands
  • University of Sydney, Australia

EVALUATE was funded under ERASMUS+ Key Action 2 from 2019 - 2022. The University of Edinburgh was the project coordinator.

If you have any questions or comments to the EVALUATE project or the Handbook, please feel free to contact International Education via inter@adm.ku.dk