The recent national evaluation report on the quality of Computer Science research in The Netherlands speaks very positively about the role of the Network Institute. The Network Institute is mentioned repeatedly in the evaluation of the Computer Science research groups at both VU and UvA, and praises the focus on interdisciplinary research:
“A major result […] is the establishment of the “Network Institute”, an interdisciplinary research collaboration concerned with the Networked World. The institute includes the impact of networks on issues related to security and privacy. Its cross-‐disciplinary character is apparent as it also includes the faculties of Humanities, of Economics and Business, and of Social Sciences.”
This echo’s a similar view by the research evaluation committee for Communication Sciences in 2015, which also spoke highly of the added value of the Network Institute for the research in the Department.