Conference on ‘Funding Universities’
Atrium Medische Faculteit, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam
Pieter Duisenberg, Mirjam van Praag, Nicholas Barr, Bas Jacobs, Bas van der Klaauw and Marijk van der Wende
Amsterdam Business Research Institute
Business and Organisation
Conference / Symposium / Seminar
The conference 'Funding universities' on Friday October 5 2018 aims to contribute to the debate about the future of the university system and its funding by taking a broader, system-level, viewpoint. A viewpoint that addresses more fundamental issues related to the funding of universities. What are the public and private benefits and costs of the Dutch university system? What does society gain from funding academic education and research? What kind of incentives could the funding system embrace, given examples from other countries, to achieve desired outcomes? And how do developments such as internationalization, digitalization and changing labour markets influence the (funding) system?
At this conference – organized by the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the Association of Universities in the Netherlands VSNU – leading (international) scholars explore these and other questions with you and share lessons learned from other countries.
We hope to welcome you on October 5.
Mirjam van Praag, President of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Pieter Duisenberg, President of the Association of Universities in the Netherlands
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|13.15 - 13.30||Opening by Pieter Duisenberg and Mirjam van Praag|
|13.30 – 14.30||Keynote Nicholas Barr, Professor of Public Economics at the London School of Economics: "What can the Dutch learn from the UK system of university funding?"|
|14.30 – 14.55||Break|
|15.00 - 15.45||Speakers
- Bas Jacobs, Endowed Professor of Public Finance and Economic Policy at Erasmus University Rotterdam
- Bas van der Klaauw, Professor of Economics at VU University Amsterdam
- Marijk van der Wende, Distinguished Professor of Higher Education at Utrecht University
|15.45 – 16.30||Panel discussion|
|16.30 – 17.30||Drinks|