A Portrait of the Changing Academic Profession in the Netherlands

Harm G. van der Kaap, Egbert de Weert

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Abstract

This chapter describes, based on the Netherlands’ CAP (Changing Academic Profession) survey, the personal backgrounds, attitudes toward careers and career trajectories, the views on scholarship and job satisfaction of academics in Netherlands. The survey considered a representative sample of the staff in all academic ranks that were involved in teaching and/or research tasks at (research) universities and at Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS). According to the survey results the proportion of female academics has increased, along with the acceptance of English as the common language in the academia. Traditional tasks and academic values have survived major policy reforms, contributing to maintain satisfaction levels. Compared to their international colleagues, Dutch academics stand out on various aspects of the profession such as the strong notion of scholarship focused on original and basic research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiographies and Careers throughout Academic Life
EditorsJesus F. Galaz-Fontes, Akira Arimoto, Ulrich Teichler, John Brennan
PublisherSpringer
Pages143-163
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-27491-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameThe Changing Academy – The Changing Academic Profession in International Comparative Perspective
PublisherSpringer
Numbervol. 16

Keywords

  • METIS-320787
  • IR-102972

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    van der Kaap, H. G., & de Weert, E. (2016). A Portrait of the Changing Academic Profession in the Netherlands. In J. F. Galaz-Fontes, A. Arimoto, U. Teichler, & J. Brennan (Eds.), Biographies and Careers throughout Academic Life (pp. 143-163). (The Changing Academy – The Changing Academic Profession in International Comparative Perspective; No. vol. 16). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-27493-5_9