Egbert de Weert

Egbert de Weert
University of Twente | UT · Center of Higher Education and Policy (CHEP)

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This chapter seeks to analyse the legitimate research claims of Dutch universities of applied sciences. It subsequently analyses how the research function has been conceived in national policies, the emerging funding schemes for research, strategies developed by these institutions regarding organisational structures, human resources and research re...
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There is something paradoxical going on with regard to the academic profession in the knowledge society. The expression ‘knowledge society’ suggests that the production and dissemination of knowledge plays an increasingly important role in modern societies. Belief has intensified that human progress can only be achieved on the basis of an increase...
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In academia there is a widely shared view that teaching and research are mutually reinforcing activities. Good university teaching, the argument goes, can only be undertaken by active researchers, and research activity is strengthened through interactions between the researcher and students, particularly at the postgraduate level. This view is posi...
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Das Medizinstudium ist eines der Felder, in denen die Umsetzung des Bolognaprozesses, und ins-besondere die Umstellung auf eine Bachelor-Master-Struktur, in den meisten europäischen Ländern auf besonderen Widerstand gestoßen ist. In den meisten Hochschulsystemen wurde die traditionelle Studienstruktur beibehalten. Die Schweiz ist eine Ausnahme: Hie...
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Medical education is one of the fields in which the implementation of the Bologna process, espe-cially the introduction of a Bologna-type two-cycle degree structure, has encountered resistance in most European countries. In most countries, the integrated curriculum in medical education has been maintained. Switzerland is an exception, moving toward...
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The relationship between higher education and employment is commonly interpreted in terms of the extent to which the higher education sector is providing graduates with the knowledge and skills to match employment needs. It is assumed that a mismatch between working in a job and level or field of education limits the use of skills, with adverse eff...
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The study, undertaken between March and November 2005 aimed to inform HEFCE thinking on developing a strategy for workplace learning by: exploring the nature, purposes and outcomes of workplace learning; considering workplace learning within the broader relationships between the worlds of work and learning; exploring emerging changes in higher educ...
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Changing conditions of academic and scientific labour markets, blurring boundaries between public and private and between basic and applied research, and the growing European dimension to scientific careers challenge the conceptual thinking about the research training function of the university. The paper explores these changes and addresses their...
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This study describes and analyzes the developments and state of the art with respect to the academic career in a number of European countries (The Netherlands, Germany, United Kingdom, and Sweden). It focuses on the position of PhD students and 'advanced' academics. In the comparative analysis we discuss the common developments, policies, problems,...
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The nature of the academic profession has changed considerably, due to a shift toward a private sector model and changes in the management of teaching and research. Increasingly, universities are able to employ and manage their own staff. Methods are explored that allow for flexibility in appointments and for individual, subject, or market differen...
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There are 13 universities, nine of which provide teaching and conduct research in a wide range of disciplines in arts and sciences. Three (technical) universities offer courses mainly in science and engineering subjects and one is specialised in agricultural sciences. The HBO sector was established in the late 1960s when colleges for higher vocatio...
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From the early days of the university on, the way it should be run has been an issue of discussion and controversy. Two important dimensions in the discussions have been the authority distribution between internal (=academia) and external (=non-academia, such as state, church, business) stakeholders on issues concerning the university as a whole, a...
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Incl. bibl. and abstract. The idea of the knowledge society is becoming increasingly dominant in various public and scholarly writings. Several governments have reacted by advocating a further expansion of higher education in order to provide a highly skilled workforce. This seems at odds with views regarding the underutilisation of skills of emplo...
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Academic staff constitute the core of higher education institutions. They are engaged in teaching and/or research and vary in rank from the highest rank of full professor to the lowest of instructor or research assistant. There are clear indications that staff are experiencing increased pressures to meet a wide range of obligations. Recent studies...
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In the Netherlands, institutions of higher education are increasingly operating in a multicultural environment. Several activities have been initiated in order to serve ethnic minority students. It appears that multiculturalism is not limited to students, but encompasses different levels of the institution: students, academic and support staff, cur...
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In many European countries, the distinction between universities and other types of higher education institutions has been a key characteristic of national systems. Although there are overlaps between these main sectors, government maintains a basic distinction as a guarantee of systemic differentiation. The slogan ‘equal but different’ gained the...

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