Committee Integration of research and teaching at Dutch universities

The integration of research and teaching at Dutch universities is generally regarded as an asset. There are signs that such integration is putting universities under pressure, however: researchers are struggling to juggle time spent teaching and time spent doing research.

The Academy wishes to investigate the causes of this growing pressure, trace the consequences for the quality of research and teaching, and advise on how to preserve and, where necessary, improve the integration between research and teaching.

A focus group whose members represent the various Academy advisory councils and the Young Academy will draft a position paper on the topic.
The position paper is expected to be ready in November 2018.