Once every 6 years, research programs of Dutch Universities are evaluated by international peers. Such reviews are organized by graduate schools, in this case WASS. Such panels consist of high-reputation scholars from the same or related academic fields. The panel writes about FNP: “Since its last evaluation in 2009 the group has made significant strides to improve its overall research performance. (...) Progress has been particularly impressive in rapidly increasing the number of refereed journal papers (tripled) and the number of academic publications (doubled). (...) These results reinforce the expert judgement of the panel about the quality of the group’s research in their field and its status as one of the most influential in the world.” A copy of the report can be found here and FNP’s evaluation can be found on page 26.