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A Portrait of the Changing Academic Profession in the Netherlands

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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.

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    The Dutch UAS faculty does not deviate from the overall average of the other HE institutions in the CAP survey regarding the degree of agreement on these statements.

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van der Kaap, H., de Weert, E. (2016). A Portrait of the Changing Academic Profession in the Netherlands. In: Galaz-Fontes, J., Arimoto, A., Teichler, U., Brennan, J. (eds) Biographies and Careers throughout Academic Life. The Changing Academy – The Changing Academic Profession in International Comparative Perspective, vol 16. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-27493-5_9

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