The changing balance of teaching and research in the Dutch binary higher education system

Egbert de Weert, Harm G. van der Kaap

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    In the Netherlands the relationship between the universities and the ‘other’ institutions of higher education has been the subject of a continuous debate. The main difference is the status of research which for universities is a major task, but in the last decade the other institutions have developed a research function as well. On the basis of a discussion of recent government policies that put pressure on the nature of teaching and research in both types of institutions, the chapter investigates what factors affect the working role of faculty members in these institutions and how the teaching and research nexus is being perceived both in undergraduate and graduate programmes. The results suggest that although the institutional type remains an important influence on how faculty spend their time, the differences are becoming attenuated
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTeaching and Research in Contemporary Higher Education
    Subtitle of host publicationSystems, Activities and Rewards
    EditorsJung Cheol Shin, Akira Arimoto, William K. Cummings, Ulrich Teichler
    Place of PublicationDordrecht
    Number of pages410
    ISBN (Electronic)9789400768307
    ISBN (Print)978-94-007-6829-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

    Publication series

    NameThe Changing Academy


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