Recognition and rewards of academics

In November 2019, the VSNU, NFU, KNAW, NWO and ZonMw have published the position paper ‘Room for everyone’s talent: towards a new balance in the recognition and rewards for academics’’ gepubliceerd, in which we indicate how we aim to more broadly recognise and reward the work of academic staff. This includes placing less emphasis on the number of publications, and a greater emphasis on the other domains in which the academic is active, such as education and impact. This broader form of recognition and appreciation is better suited to the current core tasks of knowledge and educational institutions and what society requires of these establishments.


During the international conference Recognition & Rewards (15 November 2019) universities and other stakeholders have shared views and practices on the recognition and rewards of academics. Also they have explored how European universities and partners can collaborate to stimulate this transition. De Association of Universities (VSNU) has organised this conference in collaboration with the European University Association (EUA). For more information and inspiration, see our magazine:


Aftermovie conference Recognition & Rewards




Infographic Room for everyone’s talent