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Research in the field of law at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is of very good quality. This is the verdict of the evaluation commission that has examined research at the law faculties of nine Dutch universities over the last year.

Research in the field of law at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is of very good quality. This is the verdict of the evaluation commission that has examined research at the law faculties of nine Dutch universities over the last year.

The evaluation committee assessed the research as a whole at the UvA's Faculty of Law as very good with a 4.29 (on a scale of 1 to 5, where 5 stands for excellent). Five UvA research institutes were evaluated: the Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL), the Amsterdam Institute for Private Law (AIP) - including the sub-programmes Dutch Private Law and European Contract Law -, the Center for Environmental Law (CVM), the Hugo Sinzheimer Instituut (HSI) and the Institute for Information Law (IvI). The research programs were evaluated based on the following criteria: quality, productivity, relevance and vitality / viability. The final verdicts for each institute were all very good. The AIP's European Contract Law department has the highest score with an average of 4.75. The ACIL and IvI also come very close to excellence, each with an average score of 4.5.

Dutch legal research: interdisciplinary and international

The universities assessed were: Erasmus University Rotterdam, Radboud University, the University of Groningen, Leiden University, Maastricht University, Utrecht University, the University of Amsterdam, the University of Twente and VU University Amsterdam. All in all, the evaluation commission found that the legal research in the Netherlands has become qualitatively stronger in recent years due to its interdisciplinary and international nature. A total of sixty research programs were examined. The verdict was generally good, although in one instance it was excellent and in one instance it was mediocre.

View the full report via the link below (report is in Dutch)