The Greece case: an European perspective
About the LAMSADE and its future
About the recent recruiting policy of the CNRS
This is a text in French concerning the recent recruiting policy of the CNRS (not really brilliant …)
It is becoming increasingly frequent the use of "scientometric indices" aiming to assess both the researchers as individuals and their institutions. Most of the time the result is totally meaningless since there is no model (what is a good researcher or what is good research?). In the following I sample some documents treating this issue. People interested to read serious stuff on these issues can visit the page of Anthony Van Raan at Leiden University (NL) at http://www.cwts.nl/TvR/TvRpublications.html
The official document of the International Mathematical Union (IMU), the International Council of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM) and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) published in June 2008 (here).
A paper by Denis Bouyssou, Jean Charles Billaut and Philippe Vincke about the Shanghai ranking.
You find here a couple of texts I have written in
2004 with respect to the ongoing discussion in France about the research
conducted in Universities and other public institutions, namely the CNRS. These are texts in french (obviously ...).
Quelque réflexion sur le projet de reforme du CNRS (en 2004).
Les enjeux de l'évaluation, dans la "Vie de la recherche Scientifique", N. 357, Avril 2004.