‘Jonge academici vrezen voor hun contract als ze hun grenzen aangeven’

Carrière maken op de universiteit moet eerlijker en veiliger, vindt de rector magnificus in Maastricht en de voorzitter van de landelijke regiegroep Erkennen & Waarderen. Carrièrestappen gaan te vaak ‘automatisch’ en er is sprake van machtsmisbruik, zegt Rianne Letschert. De Volkskrant interviewde Rianne Letschert. In het interview ging zij onder andere in op het programma…

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Why the new Recognition & Rewards actually boosts excellent science

During the last few weeks, several opinion pieces have appeared questioning the new Recognition & Rewards (R&R) and Open Science in Dutch academia. On July 13, the TU/e Cursor published interviews with professors who question the usefulness of a new vision on Recognition & Rewards. A day later, on July 14, the chairman of the…

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Response to the opinion piece ScienceGuide

On 19 July 2021, ScienceGuide featured an opinion piece in response to an article published on the website of Nature on 25 June 2021, pertaining to Utrecht University’s abandonment of the impact factor. The opinion piece expresses concern about and calls into question the Recognition & Rewards (R&R) programme. As we appreciate the fact that…

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TU Delft presents its perspective on Recognition & Rewards

The TU Delft Recognition & Rewards committee has investigated how the ambitions set out in the national position paper ‘Room for Everyone’s talent’ can be realized and what should be the focus within TU Delft when it comes to improving the recognition and rewards of academic staff. The conclusions and actions are now captured in…

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Team science for groundbreaking fundamental research receives boost of 12.5 million euros

Sixteen research teams will set up innovative collaborations that contribute to innovation in science and healthcare for the longer term. Each team has received a maximum of 750,000 euros from the programme ZonMw Open Competition.  ZonMw is increasingly using the narrative CV in funding rounds, and it was now used for the first time to assess research…

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Interview: Een update over Erkennen en Waarderen

In dit (NL) interview door ScienceGuide vertellen Rianne Letschert en Jeroen Geurts over de voortgang van het Erkennen en Waarderen programma in Nederland. Ze vertellen over de waarde van onderzoek, de rol van het team en het individu daarin. Ook de onderzoeksfinanciering, de internationale aandacht voor het programma en de waardering voor onderwijs wordt besproken. Lees het hele interview op de website van…

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More than ninety teams of scientists ‘appreciated’ for their commitment to science communication

22 April 2021 The submissions to the pilot fund ‘Science communication by scientists: Appreciated!’ illustrate the broad scope and diversity of science communication activities by researchers in the Netherlands. Although interaction between science and society is of enormous importance, science communication is still far from being recognised as integral to the tasks of science. The…

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Meer dan 90 teams van wetenschappers ‘Gewaardeerd’ voor wetenschapcommunicatie

Uit de inzendingen voor het Pilotfonds Wetenschapscommunicatie door Wetenschappers Gewaardeerd! blijkt de grote omvang en diversiteit van wetenschapscommunicatie-activiteiten door wetenschappers in Nederland. Ondanks het grote belang van interactie tussen wetenschap en samenleving wordt wetenschapscommunicatie nog lang niet altijd erkend als een volwaardig onderdeel van een wetenschappelijk takenpakket. Het Pilotfonds Wetenschapscommunicatie door wetenschappers: Gewaardeerd! – ingesteld…

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Van samenwerken profiteren we allemaal

“Structuren in de academie werken samenwerken niet in de hand; je gaat een trechter in om alleen de academische ladder op te gaan.“ Jasper Sluijs is universitair docent binnen de leerstoelgroep economisch publiekrecht van het departement rechtsgeleerdheid bij de Universiteit Utrecht. Jasper behaalde in 2012 zijn PhD cum laude aan Tilburg Law School, en was…

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COVID Radar: A good example of open science

The article below describes a recent citizen science project regarding Covid. It shows the usefulness of this open approach and demonstrates the societal impact science has. This article has earlier been published on the website of Leiden University. COVID Radar is a good predictor of increasing infections 18 March 2021 The COVID Radar app is…

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Changing the game: on the assessment of researchers and their research

Dutch Recognition and Rewards in a European perspective Yesterday (March 18) a consultation meeting of research performing organisations took place. The European Committee Research & Innovation organised this meeting. Several European research funders focused on the assessment of researchers and research teams. Jeroen Geurts, chair of ZonMw and ambassador for the Dutch initiative Recognition and…

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Many winners: First Dutch Higher Education Awards

The first prize of the Dutch Higher Education Awards is elected to TU Eindhoven innovation Space and LeerLevels of the Amsterdam University of applied sciences. On Monday march 1st, during the ComensiusFestival, Minister Van Engelshoven awarded the prizes for the first time. The price helps educational teams to finance (new) projects for innovation and/or improvement…

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A recap of the Recognition & Rewards Festival

Opening On January 22nd, The Recognition & Rewards Festival took place. Together with almost 300 participants, we took a dive into cultural change and shared thoughts and ideas with each other regarding the recognition and rewards system in academics. From plenary discussions about the similarities between diplomacy and science with regard to culture change and…

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Europe’s Universities 2030

EUA’s vision for the future EUA has developed its vision for Europe’s universities in 2030. After intensive consultations with more than 100 experts and visionaries from the EUA membership and a wide range of external partners, the EUA Council, adopted “Universities without walls – A vision for 2030” on 29 January 2021. We are happy…

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National website for Recognition & Rewards programme

The Recognition and Rewards programme now has a central website with information regarding the national programme: http://www.recognitionrewards.nl. On the website stories will be shared. Stakeholders will share their opinions and experiences. Also ‘practices’ will be displayed; These are examples of (sub)projects of the organisations participating in the programme. These practices demonstrate the steps taken in…

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First Dutch Higher Education Reward for 6 education teams

On March 1st, 2021, Minister Van Engelshoven (Education, Culture & Science) will hand out the first reward for higher education in The Netherlands. This new education reward is created to endorse the high quality of education at universities and colleges, it serves as a recognition for teams of teachers that deliver a top performance, and…

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Recognition & Rewards Festival

On January 22nd, from 10.00 A.M. to 4.00 P.M., the Recognition & Rewards Festival will take place. All participants of the Dutch Recognition & Rewards programme will come together, along with other interested parties. During the festival we take a deep dive into culture change. We discuss the current status of the programme a year…

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