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LNVH Spring symposium 2019: New perspectives on academia

donderdag 16 mei 2019 12:30 - donderdag 16 mei 2019 17:30

How do we see the future of science and the future scientist?

On May 16, the LNVH Spring Symposium will focus on the development of a new approach to 'recognising and rewarding academics'. The recent statement launched by NWO, VSNU, NFU and ZonMW, the publication of the LNVH research report on the more hidden forms of pay in academia, the report on ‘Harassment in Academia’ - published by end of April and presented during the Spring Symposium and the upcoming event on May 23 about ‘the Scientist 2030’ organised by NWO and ZonMw, with participation of LNVH, create the perfect timing for an event.Sign up

We will discuss the current academic culture and the changes we wish to see and work towards a concrete list of actions and recommendations to realise a systemic change on recognition and rewarding. Recommendations that can serve as input for the Scientist 2030-event, as well as the position paper to be presented by all universities (VSNU) mid 2019. We'll do this together with our keynote speakers and panelists, who will talk about the necessary systemic changes, but we also want to hear your stories, opinions and ideas for a more equal, rewarding and inclusive work culture in academia. By discussing with each other during the panel discussion, but also by exchanging views and ideas and by reflecting on your own role and actions during the workshop ‘the Dilemma Game’ developed by Morals at Work. See full program.


  • Belle Derks, Full Professor Social and Organizational Psychology at Utrecht University, Chair of the KNAW Young Academy (DJA) // Title: Self-interested, self-confident and competitive. How the exceptionally masculine occupational stereotype in academia affects women
  • Marieke van den Brink, Professor of Gender and Diversity at the Radboud University Nijmegen // Title: Hostile environments; exploring harassment in the Dutch academic context

Panelist together with keynotes a.o:

  • Frank Baaijens, rector magnificus TU Eindhoven (t.b.c.) about systemic changes in academia and how they can result in more equality, diversity and inclusion.

Moderator: Liesbeth Staats, journalist, tv-presenter and documentary maker

Be part of the change and work on concrete ideas to stimulate and strengthen an inclusive work climate. Entrance is free, so sign up now!


  • 2019 Spring Symposium
  • May 16, 2019
  • 12h30 Walk in
  • 13h00 – 17h30 Program
  • Muntgebouw, Leidseweg 90, 3531 BG Utrecht
  • Entrance: FREE
  • Working language: Dutch/English

Keep an eye on our website for updates on the program. Looking forward to meeting you on May 16.

Kind regards,

Prof. dr. Hanneke Takkenberg

Chair LNVH, professor of clinical decision making in cardiothoracic interventions, Erasmusmc

Prof. dr. Sandra Groeneveld

Board LNVH, professor in Public Management, Leiden University

Prof. dr. Sandra Ponzanesi

Board LNVH, professor of Gender and Postcolonial Studies, UU

Prof. dr. Henriëtte Prast

Board LNVH, professor of Personal Finance, Tilburg University

Prof. dr. Moniek Tromp

Board LNVH, professor of Chemical Materials, RUG

drs. Lidwien Poorthuis

Senior Policy Officier / Head of Bureau

Irma Scheer


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