Sector plans for scientific research and university education
The video below explains what the plans are, and how they will impact teaching and research staff at universities and UMCs.
Text Explain Academic education and research sector plans video
Text: Hundreds more jobs added at Radboud and Wageningen Universities.
Presenter: You may have seen this headline recently. Those hundreds of jobs do not just come from nowhere - good academic education and research require money. The minister has therefore decided to make an additional 200 million euros available for structural investment in universities and UMCs. Through the 'academic education and research sector plans'. In this video, I explain what these plans are, and perhaps more importantly, what they can mean for you as a lecturer and researcher.
Academic education and research sector plans.
Presenter: The minister is making an additional 200 million euros a year available for academic education and research. This investment is aimed at encouraging cooperation between and within universities. And at producing a calmer environment that provides sufficient space for lecturers and researchers. For this, we are creating more jobs and more permanent contracts, so the workload can be reduced. Universities and UMCs will have greater scope to attract, train and retain academic talent. Also, universities will be able to join forces and mutually raise their profiles, enabling them to project a distinct identity at home as well as abroad. But first, what are 'academic education and research sector plans', and who are involved in them?
Text: Sector plans.
Presenter: The four main academic domains - science, technology, social sciences & humanities and medical & health sciences - have created their own sector plans. Each sector plan describes the specific topics and focus areas in which the sector intends to make structural investments. So, firm choices have been made about where the investments will produce the best results.
Text: National Sector Plans Committee
Presenter: Of course, the money will be carefully spent. The relevant stakeholders from the universities and UMCs made plans for their respective domains. These plans were presented to the National Sector Plans Committee. They, in turn, then advised on the plans and the corresponding allocation of funds. Based on this, the Minister of Education, Culture and Science gave the green light for the sector plans to be implemented.
Text: Actual practice.
Presenter: But what does this mean for you in the workplace? Briefly, it means that more jobs will be created and that academic staff can be given permanent contracts sooner. Thanks to the extra staff, the workload will be reduced and the quality of research and education improved. That's good for everyone, of course.
Presenter: So, through the sector plans, the government is making 200 million euros a year available for structural investments to strengthen academic education and research. That encourages cooperation and allows joint, clear choices to be made about which specializations can be found at individual universities and UMCs. It also enables new and permanent jobs to be created. This ultimately produces a calmer environment that provides sufficient space for lecturers and researchers. Are you interested in the sector plans? Go to nlsectorplannen.nl.
Thank you for watching, and don't forget to watch the other videos produced by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. Goodbye.
Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) logo shown on screen. Text: This video was produced by the national government.