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Survey: Researcher and teacher motivation

8 June 2021

From now until July 16, you can participate in the Rathenau institute’s survey into the motivations of researchers and teachers in research and higher education. With this survey, the institute wishes to gain insight in your experience as a teacher/researcher at a university, umc, university of applied sciences or research institute. What are your goals and ambitions? What do you need to realise these? How does the time you spend on different tasks relate to the agreement with you and the performance criteria on which you are judged? Next to these recurring topics, this year's survey pays special attention to the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic for research and education.

Through this research the Rathenau Institute fulfills its mission to collect data to provide insight into the state of Dutch science. Filling out the survey provides you with an opportunity to share your experiences with and vision on working in the Dutch research and higher education system. These insights provide an important base for dialogue. They are used by policy makers at ministries, research funders and - institutes. Earlier editions of the survey, 2017 and 2013, have contributed to mapping and prioritising the high workload in science.

We hope you are willing to participate in this survey. This will take about 20 minutes of your time. The survey works best on a computer or laptop screen. Please pay attention: it is not possible to save your answers halfway. The results will be published (open access) in the fall of 2021.

Click here to go to the survey

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