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Help. De Nieuwe Universiteit - The New University - Rethink Uni. Meer controle op commerciële activiteiten hoger onderwijs. Het kabinet wil graag dat hogescholen en universiteiten meer geld ophalen bij het bedrijfsleven.

Meer controle op commerciële activiteiten hoger onderwijs

Om dat allemaal in goede banen te leiden, kondigt minister Bussemaker van OCW nieuwe regels aan. Bedrijven die betalen voor onderzoek, ondernemende wetenschappers die hun uitvinding te gelde te maken, docenten die bedrijfstrainingen geven: het levert hogescholen en universiteiten allemaal extra geld op. Risico’s Dat juicht het kabinet in principe toe, maar de vermenging van publiek en privaat geld brengt ook risico’s met zich mee. Commerciële activiteiten leveren extra inkomsten op, maar kunnen instellingen ook een hoop kosten als er iets mis gaat. Leerlingendaling raakt ook scholen in het Groene Hart.

Conflict of interest. The presence of a conflict of interest is independent of the occurrence of impropriety.

Conflict of interest

Therefore, a conflict of interest can be discovered and voluntarily defused before any corruption occurs. A widely used definition is: "A conflict of interest is a set of circumstances that creates a risk that professional judgement or actions regarding a primary interest will be unduly influenced by a secondary interest. "[1] Primary interest refers to the principal goals of the profession or activity, such as the protection of clients, the health of patients, the integrity of research, and the duties of public office.

Secondary interest includes not only financial gain but also such motives as the desire for professional advancement and the wish to do favours for family and friends, but conflict of interest rules usually focus on financial relationships because they are relatively more objective, fungible, and quantifiable. Related to the practice of law[edit] The Slow Death of the University. A few years ago, I was being shown around a large, very technologically advanced university in Asia by its proud president.

The Slow Death of the University

As befitted so eminent a personage, he was flanked by two burly young minders in black suits and shades, who for all I knew were carrying Kalashnikovs under their jackets. Having waxed lyrical about his gleaming new business school and state-of-the-art institute for management studies, the president paused to permit me a few words of fulsome praise. I remarked instead that there seemed to be no critical studies of any kind on his campus.

He looked at me bemusedly, as though I had asked him how many Ph.D.’s in pole dancing they awarded each year, and replied rather stiffly "Your comment will be noted. " The corporate university and its threat to academic freedom. Neoliberalism has facilitated the emergence of the 'corporate' university, which dangerously prioritises market rationality and public relations over academic freedom.

The corporate university and its threat to academic freedom

The principle of academic freedom is increasingly regarded with institutional indifference, if not contempt, across the world. One recent example was the revelation that New Zealand Police effectively tried to censor the gang research of the sociologist Jarrod Gilbert by barring his access to “basic and uncontroversial police data” and by insisting that they "retain the sole right to veto” the publication of any research findings. The reluctance of the New Zealand government to say anything about the substantive issues involved in this case offered little in the way of contrast. Stefan Collini · Who are the spongers now? · LRB 21 January 2016.

In After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory (1981), Alasdair MacIntyre raised the disquieting possibility that what we take to be ‘the’ language of morality now amounts to little more than a collection of verbal remains – husks from which the kernels of coherent moral beliefs have long since been removed.

Stefan Collini · Who are the spongers now? · LRB 21 January 2016

‘What we possess … are the fragments of a conceptual scheme, parts which now lack those contexts from which their significance derived. We possess indeed simulacra of morality, we continue to use many of the key expressions. But we have – very largely, if not entirely – lost our comprehension, both theoretical and practical, of morality.’ The most we can do is to transpose the traditional issues of morality into the vocabulary of a barren utilitarianism. What Makes a University Public?: Privatization, Environmental Racism, and UC Berkeley’s Real Estate Office. By Beezer de Martelly “It’s a gift to be here—you can take that to the bank.”

What Makes a University Public?: Privatization, Environmental Racism, and UC Berkeley’s Real Estate Office

EVCP Claude Steele, May 5 Berkeley Forum “What Makes a University Public?” “There is deferred maintenance all over the place.” Public Perception of Science - Research school for Media Studies (RMeS) Dear students and staff members, As you all know, academia is undergoing some serious discussions at the moment.

Public Perception of Science - Research school for Media Studies (RMeS)

The debates that were stimulated by last year’s Maagdenhuis appropriation show that something seriously is going on. We want to investigate and reflect academically upon the public perception of science and academia. OpEd: Public or Private? – Real Estate’s Hostile Takeover of RSSP and Dining. My First Tour at UC Berkeley At this moment three years ago, I was making what seemed like the most important decision of my young life: where did I want to spend the next four years?

OpEd: Public or Private? – Real Estate’s Hostile Takeover of RSSP and Dining

For me, the question was not just about academics, nor just about the communities that I would be a part of, nor the opportunities that would be presented. Het HAVO 5-examen Economie presenteert dogma's als de waarheid. Eindexamens, nee, toetsen in hun algemeenheid, ik was al nooit een fan van die zinloze repliceringsexcercities Lees hier over mijn weinig florissante schoolervaring , maar na lezing van het eindexamen havo ben ik ervan overtuigd dat toetsen niet alleen zinloos, maar zelfs schadelijk kunnen zijn.

Het HAVO 5-examen Economie presenteert dogma's als de waarheid

Leest u even mee. TU Delft forgot its role in this modern era - Ali Haseltalab - TU Delta. 24 mei 2017 10.00 door Ali HaseltalabAantal keer bekeken: 3204WEB ONLY In dossier: BLOG: Rethinking thinking at TU Delft PHD student Ali Haseltalab believes that TU Delft fails in offering most of the attributes inherent to a university.

TU Delft forgot its role in this modern era - Ali Haseltalab - TU Delta

Why is he worried? "As the fame and international acclaim of TU Delft suggest, I assumed that I was about to enter a 'university' which, in the metrics of modernity, would be a semi-Utopia where knowledge is created and questioned. " Where is the Life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? * 'Universities resemble capitalist enterprises' - Ali Haseltalab. 01 juni 2017 14.01 door Ali HaseltalabAantal keer bekeken: 61WEB ONLY In dossier: BLOG: Rethinking thinking at TU Delft Phd-student Ali Haseltalab is concerned about 'the negative effects of the commercialisation of universities'.

He will explain what he means in this blog. "The number of scientific papers, patents, students and graduates became the key factor in the distribution of budgets among universities. " In the previous article, I discussed my reasons for believing that TU Delft fails in offering most of the attributes inherent to a university.

Integrity - theory, guardians

Conflict of Interests. Scienceguide: Wetenschap zoekt belangen verstrengeling. 1ste-geldstroom verdwijnt: kabinet_herijkt onderzoeksgeld: Best Valoriserende universiteiten bekendgemaakt. Universiteiten verdienen 1,3 miljard met extern onderzoek. What can the humanities contribute to our practical self-understanding? In this five-year programme, we investigate how diverse contemporary perspectives on what it means to be human interact with each other, and ask which role the humanities could play in the integration of these diverse perspectives. Human beings constitute the research domain of many different disciplines. The natural sciences study the human body and the material basis of human behaviour and mental activity. The social sciences establish regularities in individual and social behaviour. The humanities study artistic, literary and cultural expressions of human beings.

Finally, there are normative disciplines like law and ethics that see human beings as agents with responsibility and dignity. The human being is therefore studied as an organism, as a being that creates meaning and culture and as an accountable agent. In ten subprojects, the research group, which consists of scholars from different disciplines, will: Profession – The Humanities as Service Departments: Facing the Budget Logic. What kind of budgetary future do the humanities have in public universities?

Dire predictions have been around for years and take many plausible forms (Donoghue), including the retreat of humanities research into wealthy private universities for the dwindling leisure class. In this piece I focus on what I believe to be the most likely public university trajectory: the closure that converts a combined research and instructional department into a service unit. My approach here reflects my reluctant conclusion that most faculty members outside the humanities would accept this conversion of the humanities into a domain that teaches a range of basic skills.

Since I began to study university budgets through an academic senate position fifteen years ago, cross-disciplinary inequalities have worsened, but I have in general not found faculty members to be much more interested in addressing them than are academic managers.

Who owns what ?

Academic labour. Selling your rights / your choise /voice/ access/ privacy for ? NVOR - Nederlandse Vereniging voor Onderwijsrecht. La Trahaison des Clercs. Collaborative tools/ initiatives gauge expose the 'complicity'. De ware adel. NextGeneration journalist's. Academic Freedom ? The End of the Corporate University: What We Are Now. UC Berkeley Political Science. Professor Brown's fields of interest include the history of political theory, nineteenth and twentieth century Continental theory, critical theory and theories of contemporary capitalism. She is best known for intertwining the insights of Marx, Nietzsche, Weber, Freud, Frankfurt School theorists, Foucault, and contemporary Continental philosophers to critically interrogate formations of power, political identity, citizenship, and political subjectivity in contemporary liberal democracies.

Professor Brown received her Ph.D in Political Philosophy from Princeton University in 1983. Prior to coming to Berkeley in 1999, she taught at the University of California, Santa Cruz and at Williams College. Preface - MANAGED BY THE MARKETS How Finance Reshaped America.

Social Science Inc:

Economical Science Inc: Collaborations between Universities & Industry. Public uni's & corporate founding father's partnership. Public money into private profit transformers. Inside job: banks & academia.

‘Universiteit wordt bestuurd met de ogen van een bankier’ Banker Bonuses for Boffins. Corporatization of science policy at independent universities.

“How Economics Shapes Science” Paula Stephan

Virgin Air, UF Online, and the Price of Privatization. It's been a big week--and month--for the afterlife of online higher ed. After sponsoring or forcing the adoption of online programs over the course of 2012 and 2013, college presidents now admit that at least the MOOC version won't fix budgetary or educational issues. At the Berkeley Online Summit I attended earlier this month, the chancellor of UC Berkeley and the president of Stanford described online as a supplement to hands-on instructor involvement and as good for specific student populations.

Elsewhere, UC President Janet Napolitano chimed in with the same message--if online is done well, "it doesn't save all that much money. " Quelle surprise! There are no savings! This year the conventional wisdom is that online is here to stay as a non revolutionary complement to teaching rather than as a disruptive replacement--much like course management software, additional videos, study groups, and required texts.

Omgang met data onder de loep. Why you can’t trust research: 3 problems with the quality of science. Traditional scientific communication directly threatens the quality of scientific research. Today’s system is unreliable — or worse! Our system of scholarly publishing reliably gives the highest status to research that is most likely to be wrong. This system determines the trajectory of scientific careers. The longer we stick with it, the more likely it will become even worse. These claims and the problems described below are grounded in research recently presented by Björn Brembs and Marcus Munafò in Deep Impact: Unintended consequences of journal rank.

Retraction ratesRetraction is one possible response to discovering that something is wrong with a published scientific article.

Politicizing independent institutions

Wetenschap zoekt belangenverstrengeling. TUdelta: ‘We zijn te ver gegaan met valoriseren’ Wedloop om wetenschapsgeld - Vonk. TUdelta: Duivelse Dilemma's. 'Free' Research. Private patents suffocating free independent public research. Gerald Raunig - Fabriken des Wissens Streifen und Glätten 1 - diaphanes verlag.

Gerald Raunig - Fabriken des Wissens Streifen und Glätten 2 - diaphanes verlag. PPP - Public Private Partnerships. Blurring 'private' & common LAW. Reviewing publishing research culture. Schijncongressen. Public - private research communities. Managers are extending reach into research. Snowball Metrics in partnership with elsevier. Sholarships / sponsorships.

Science Parks - Technology Transfer Offices - TTO

Blurring Uni & HBO ( Higher Professional Education) MediaAwards. BonusBoys. Exchange programs. DUB: Geen Wc-eend-onderzoek meer. Blurring research & lobbying. Play revolving door. New public management. Gekochte leerstoelen - bijzondere hoogleraren lectoren. Endowed chair - professorship. Deeltijd hoogleraren. Nevenfuncties -outside jobs- Mediators - lobbyists - consultants. FoliaWeb; Studenten mogen eigen bedrijf niet gebruiken voor stage.

Twitters Bestuurders beleidsambtenaren

Akademie hoogleraar. Blurring academia / hotemetoten = idiots ~ officials. Science Slam. ThinkTanks. Merchants of doubt. Spin-offs / start-up's. Don Poldermans bijzonder hoogleraar EMC ~ Louis van de Ven Merck. RIVM - Roel Coutinho - Ab Osterhaus. RIVM - Teflon / PFOA / c8 by DuPont. Education. ScienceGuide - Afstuderen op je eigen bedrijf. Demise of disinterested art & science popularisation journalism. Demise of disinterested - not for profit - science advise. Background /controversies edu. system-reform NL. Background edu. system/controversies. Background edu. system/controversies.

People van Dyck , Tyrone Hayes , Dompeling , Zamboni etc:

Kabouters kwakzalvers aluhoedjes. Other pearltrees curators. Redesigning University Inc: pearltree - still unordered.