A Portrait of the Changing Academic Profession in the Netherlands

Harry van der Kaap, Egbert de Weert

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademic


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
Place of PublicationCham
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-27493-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-27491-1, 978-3-319-80152-0
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameThe Changing Academy – The Changing Academic Profession in International Comparative Perspective


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