Work in higher education

SBO, an organisation of employers and employees in the entire Dutch education sector, has commissioned CHEPS and two other research institutes (IVA-Tilburg, SCO-Kohnstamm-Amsterdam) to develop a perspective for the future for all employees working in the education sector. In particular mass higher education, the use of ICT, the demand for accountability and professional standards, internationalisation and globalisation, and the interplay between teaching and research are considered to have an impact on those working in higher education. These factors have consequences for the organisation of work and conditions of service. The research project, carried out by Egbert de Weert, should eventually lead to recommendations of the SBO for enhancing the attractiveness of working, and making a career, in higher education.