University Evaluation Council is an institutional body of the Ministry
for Universities and Scientific and Technological Research. Its main functions
are to evaluate the efficiency and the effectiveness of the universities'
activities, to verify the development plans and to analize the situation
of the Italian university system. The Council is an independent body which
interacts autonomously with the universities and the Ministry. The Council
relates to the Minister and to the relevant parliamentary Commissions.
The Council has a technical and administrative secretarial office, it has
its own budget and may appoint teams of experts or specialized external
bodies the task of specific researches and studies.