Room for everyone’s talent
To enable more diversity in career paths and profiles for academics.
Dutch public knowledge institutions and funders of research (VSNU, NFU, KNAW, NWO and ZonMw) deal with the academic and social questions of our time on a daily basis. We do so by providing academic education at the highest possible level, by carrying out academic research, by using our knowledge to have an impact 1 on society and, in the case of university medical centres, by providing patient care. This calls for high-quality academic leadership. Moreover, we want to share our academic research and education with society and to make it accessible (open science). Dutch science and academia is grounded in the principle of spanning the wide breadth of the knowledge chain, ranging from fundamental, curiosity-driven questions to application and implementation and back. Moreover, the Dutch academic system is characterised by the strong interconnectedness of education and research, and we want to keep it that way.
Reference of the resource
Room for everyone’s talent: Towards a new balance in the recognition and rewards of academics. This is a publication of VSNU, NFU, KNAW, NWO and ZonMw (2019).