You, the petitioner

More money is needed for university education

5,157 signatures

Students and lecturers deserve better!

In the interest of both students and lecturers, sign this petition!

Petition

We

the staff of the Dutch universities

 

observe

  • that investments in university education and its closely knit relationship with research is continuing to decrease. In recent years, the amount of governmental funding per student has fallen by a quarter. As a result, the workload among university staff has increased to unacceptable heights. The quality of university education and research is therefore seriously at stake.

  • The threat will be: even more massive lectures, fewer contact hours and less supervision time per student.

  • Staff at Dutch universities are worn out. Six out of ten employees have physical or psychological complaints.

  • If there is no realistic funding for current academic tasks, the students will not get the education they need, and this will endanger the international position of our higher education. This should not happen in a knowledge society like the Netherlands!

 

and request

  • Four thousand new lecturers should be hired, as already promised by the departing government. The funds released due to the abolition of the general student scholarships should, as promised, be used for this purpose.

  • However, the current government plans lead to substantially less funding for university education. The so-called "quality agreements" do not solve this problem. In the first place, more money must go to university education, not less.

  • It is insufficient to invest more in research only. Both education and research need more money, and the current plans lead to a disturbance of the interrelationship between these two. More pressure on education will also affect research.

In short, the current government plans lead to a further shortage of lecturers, a further increase in workload amongst both lecturers and students, a decline in the quality of education, and even greater disturbance of the interrelationship between education and research. This should not happen.

Current status

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Details

Addressed to:
Tweede Kamer 
Petition desk:
Closing date:
2018-01-14 
Answer expected:
2018-01-24 
Status:
Closed 
Lead petitioner:
Rens Bod 
Organisation:
University of Amsterdam 
Website:

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Volkskrant geeft overzicht van de acties in het onderwijs

"Na het basisonderwijs komen nu ook de docenten uit andere sectoren in actie. Hun gaat het niet om salaris, maar vooral om de werkdruk.

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Nieuwe stakingen zijn niet uitgesloten."

Zie https://twitter.com/Kimvanstrien/status/923783845375365120

2017-10-27

UvA, VU, Universiteit Groningen en Universiteit Maastricht steunen de petitie

Ondertussen wordt onze petitie officieel gesteund door de Colleges van Besturen van de UvA, VU, Universiteit Groningen en Universiteit Maastricht.

Voor verder nieuws over onze actie, en de behandeling in de media, zie facebook.com/groups/493512184343314.

2017-10-20

NRC Handelsblad opinie: 'Dit regeerakkoord ondermijnt de universiteit als kritische vrijplaats'

Opiniestuk in NRC Handelsblad op 18 oktober 2017 'Dit regeerakkoord ondermijnt de universiteit als kritische vrijplaats'

"Rutte III onderwerpt universiteiten aan het dogma ‘kennis, kunde, kassa’. Tot overmaat van ramp is de voorzitter van de universiteitskoepel, Pieter Duisenberg, van VVD-huize, constateren vier academici.

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Een petitie zet hun zorgen kracht bij.

De academische gemeenschap zal zich onder Rutte III moeten gaan verzetten tegen (...) Lees verder

2017-10-18