There is a growing movement to review the recognition and rewards systems for academics in Europe, notably in the transition to Open Science. Since research is global, the European University Association (EUA) and the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) are joining forces and would like to welcome you to an international conference on 15 November 2019 in Rotterdam. The event is hosted in collaboration with the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.
An opportunity to stimulate our transition
EUA is committed to raising awareness and supporting institutions in revisiting their approaches to recognising and rewarding academics. Specifically, the Association supports the development of research assessment approaches that focus on research quality, potential and future impact, and that take into account Open Science practices (see the EUA Roadmap with priority actions and the EUA Briefing with reflections on key concepts, issues and actors).
The Netherlands have a strong ambition to make a transition in the recognition and rewards systems for academics. Universities and university medical centres are working on redefining existing frameworks for the recognition and reward of academics. Similar renewals, with a specific focus on research assessment, are happening at research institutes and research funding bodies (see the VSNU, NWO, NFU and ZonMw statement on the change in recognition and rewards systems for academics)
Participating in the conference will give you an opportunity to to share views and practices on the recognition and rewards of academics and to explore how European universities and partners can collaborate to stimulate this transition.
Save the date
Date: 15 November 2019
Time: 10.00 – 17.00
Location: Maassilo, Maashaven Zuidzijde 1-2, 3081 AE Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Conference expenses: this invitation does not include transport or hotel stay. There is no registration fee for the conference.
More information about the programme will follow soon.
You can pre-register here, so we can keep you posted about the conference programme.