Dr. Evanthia Kalpazidou Schmidt is an Associate Professor at the University of Aarhus. Her main fields of interest are higher education and research policy, science and society, sociology of science, research environments and production of knowledge, knowledge management and capacity building, comparative studies and evaluation. Her latest activities are connected to the European higher education and research systems; European Commission, Assessments of the Framework Programmes; Evaluations of European STI in the ERA; Evaluations of projects within FP6; the EU funded projects SS-ERC, PRAGES and Research Performing Organisations in the Context of ERA; and the OECD Programme on Institutional Management in Higher Education.