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Industrial CASE scheme evaluation

June 2013

Industrial CASE scheme evaluation (PDF 912KB)

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A specialist review panel has conducted an independent evaluation of the Industrial CASE scheme.


  • To assess the quality of the training supported, with particular emphasis on the training provided by industry partners
  • To assess the outcomes and achievements of the postgraduate research and training
  • To identify the benefits from supporting postgraduate training through the Industrial CASE scheme in comparison to non-CASE
  • To examine the drivers which influence industry, academia and student participation in the scheme
  • To examine the balance and coverage of the Industrial CASE scheme portfolio
  • To examine the range of industry partners that participate in the scheme
  • To examine the scheme's application and assessment processes
  • To identify ways to build on successes and address any identified gaps and issues

Evaluation findings

The panel based their findings on:

  • Results of questionnaire surveys from a sample of:
    • Industrial CASE postgraduate students
    • Industrial CASE studentship academic supervisors
    • Industrial CASE studentship industry supervisors
    • Industrial CASE Partnership industry coordinators
    • Academic research managers and administrators
  • Information from BBSRC databases


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