pA Study on the Efficiency of Research Units of Agricultural Research, Education, and Extension Organization (AREEO) in Conducting Academic Theses and Dissertations in Cooperation with the Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology (MSRT)

Document Type : Original Article


1 Research Assistant Professor of Research, Economic Affairs, Agricultural Education and Extension Organization (AREEO), Tehran, Iran

2 associate professor, Animal Breeding and Genetics, animal science institute of Iran, Agricultural Education and Extension Organization (AREEO), Karaj, Iran

3 Associate professor, Agricultural Economics Department, Agriculture and Natural Resources Faculty, Ardakan University. Yazd, Iran.

4 Research Assistant Professor of Research, Economic Affairs, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO), Tehran, Iran

5 Researcher of Economic, Social and Extension Research Department, Isfahan Agricultural and Natural Resources Research and Education Center (AREEO), Isfahan, Iran

6 Assistant Professor, Socio-Economic and Agricultural Extension Research Department, Fars Agricultural and Natural Resources Research and Education Center (AREEO), shiraz, Iran


Objective: This research is the first attempt in Iran to analyze the efficiency of the research centers of ANRREO in implementing student theses joint with MSRT
Methods: This research used data envelope analysis (DEA) to measure the efficiency of the AREEO research units in conducting theses and dissertations.
Results: Based on the results, over 50% and 42% of the research units were efficient from the research perspective in conducting Ph.D. dissertations and master’s theses, respectively.
Conclusion: Based on the results, the priority of faculty members and research centers is the number of theses and dissertations supervised or advised, so it is recommended to work on downgrading the priority of the quantity of theses and dissertations for the sake of upgrading the priority of efficiency, quality, and research outputs..


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