Recognition & Rewards programme

Current societal challenges demand for more cooperation and a multidisciplinary approach by scientists. Putting into practice the shared ambitions in Dutch academia requires a modernisation of the system of Recognition and Rewards. The modernisation should be designed to improve the quality of each of the key areas: education, research, impact, leadership and (for university medical centres) patient care.

We want to make room for everyone’s talent in Dutch academia. In the Dutch Recognition & Rewards programme we work in cooperation with all universities, university medical centers, reputable research institutes and research funders. We work on: Room for everyone’s talent. 

What we aim for

Diversifying and vitalising career paths

We enable more diversity in career paths and profiles for academics

Achieving balance between individuals and the collective

We assess academics based on both their individual and their team performance

Stimulating open science

We encourage academics to share their research outcomes with society

Focusing on quality

In our assessments of academic performance, we increasingly focus on quality, content and creativity

Stimulating academic leadership

Stimulating academic leaderschip
We stimulate good academic leadership at all levels.




Unmute! @Maastricht University

Since the launch of the vision of Maastricht University on Recognition and Rewards, the dialogue on this topic is continuously…

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A Recognition & Rewards update from Wageningen University

Also at Wageningen University & Research (WUR) a Recognition & Rewards Committee is reviewing scientific career development, in line with…

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Next step in Recognition & Rewards programme at Tilburg University

Outcomes dialogue sessions are input for policy development Our academics excel in many different areas: research, education, societal impact, leadership…

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A fruitful discussion

In the first week of June the broad community of recognition and rewards gathered in an online meeting. During this…

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