Future of Work Conference on staff shortages

  • #psychologicalsciences
  • #sociology

On 27 June the Future of Work conference is held in Utrecht. This year's central theme is staff shortages. 

The conference will be held in Dutch. 


  • Anne van der Put (Sociology)

  • Chris Janssen (Applied psychology) 

  • Maartje de Graaf (Human-Computer Interaction)

  • Marguerite van de Berg (Organisational science. Author: 'Werk is geen oplossing')

Registration will soon be open here.


What do we want (or not want) from publishers? Looking beyond the current Dutch contract with Elsevier

UNL, NFU and NWO are delighted to announce a one-day conference entitled “What do we want (or not want) from publishers? Looking beyond the current Dutch contract with Elsevier” that will take place on Thursday, April 18 2024 in the Domstad Conference Centre, in Utrecht.

The context of the conference is the current Dutch contract with Elsevier, but the theme will be broader. The event will explore the successes and challenges of ‘read and publish’ deals; cooperation with publishers in the field of research information; and how concepts such as ‘digital sovereignty’ play out in relationships with commercial publishers. It is conceived as an open forum to discuss what the academic sector wants from the publishing sector in safeguarding academic values in a just, equitable and open scholarly communication landscape.

Register and read full article here.


Suzanne McGowan appointed Professor of Aquatic Ecosystem Dynamics

  • #biologicalsciences
  • #environmentalscience
  • #geosciences

Special chair connects Geosciences and Biology

Utrecht University has appointed Suzanne McGowan as Special Professor of Aquatic Ecosystem Dynamics. Her chair offers a unique combination between the university's faculties of Science and Geosciences. McGowan integrates this with her main affiliation as the Head of Aquatic Ecology at the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW). As a professor, she aims to uncover how water ecosystems have been functioning, and how the major changes on our planet affect this.

More about Aquatic Ecosystem Dynamics


Event: Navigating the changing academic landscape

  • #neurosciences

Dear young researchers in Brain, Cognition and Behavior!

Young Neurolab NL is organizing a new event “Navigating the changing academic landscape: a guide for early career researchers” in Utrecht. AcademicTransfer will present as well! Mark your calendars for Monday, April 15th, between 11 and 17.

Register for free by April 1st.

Check the event's program.


Why relocate to the Netherlands for your academic career?

Are you thinking of relocating to the Netherlands for your academic career?

Read Florentia Kavoura's personal story, an assistant professor in structural engineering at Delft University of Technology. Florentia is originally from Greece, obtained her PhD in the United States and relocated to the Netherlands three years ago.

What convinced her to relocate and what made it successful? Here are some key points:

  • a long-term stability offered by the Dutch academic landscape

  • a focus on innovation in her field

  • great work-life balance

  • the open-minded and direct Dutch culture

Read the full article at the Welcome to NL website.


Meet & Greet NWO

Altijd al nieuwsgierig geweest naar Werken bij NWO (Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek)? Je kunt je nu nog aanmelden voor de Meet & Greet in Utrecht op dinsdag 19 maart.

NWO vertelt je graag meer over hoe ze samen werken aan wetenschap. Uiteraard is ook er volop gelegenheid om vragen te stellen! Misschien ontmoet jij alvast een toekomstige collega?

Aanmelden kan hier: https://www.werkenbijnwo.nl/ontmoet-ons


Compliments boost productivity

Recently, Robert Dur, Professor of Economics of Incentives at Erasmus School of Economics, was interviewed by RTL Nieuws about receiving compliments in the workplace. What turns out? Receiving compliments engenders higher productivity among employees.

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Chimpanzees are able to learn from their conspecifics what they cannot innovate themselves

  • #biologicalsciences
  • #environmentalscience

Insights into 'hot topic' in behavioral research

Chimpanzees that are unable to figure out a complex puzzle on their own, are capable of learning the solution from other chimps that were trained to solve it. Utrecht University researcher Edwin van Leeuwen and international colleagues conclude this based on experiments conducted with groups of chimpanzees in Zambia. The study demonstrates, for the first time, that chimpanzees, like humans, can acquire skills from one another that they cannot innovate themselves. In doing so, the study offers new insight into the evolution of culture.

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Working at Radboudumc: have a significant impact on health and healthcare

  • #medicalsciences

At Radboud university medical center, you build the future. Whether your heart is in healthcare, research, or education, we help you move forwards. We are committed to providing the best care. And we are true to our word, because we help you develop and seize opportunities and give you the room to grow.

Are you ready to think beyond the now and work differently? Come join us, and make a difference!

Read more about working at Radboudumc and check the current available jobs!