Trying to make a difference

Challenges for Tilburg University

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I argue that, currently, as a consequence of Tilburg University (TiU) not having explicated its scientific values nor having specified its goals, the University lacks an academic identity. I also argue that TiU should explicitly recognize that it is a partnership of academic professionals and that it should organize itself accordingly. The organization should not be run as a firm, but by relying on faculty authority. I urge the University to explicate its scientific values and its goals and I advise it to focus on striving to be an excellent research university. TiU should formulate explicit and ambitious goals and, to reach excellence, it should steadfastly follow the strategy of imitating the best US universities. The paper concludes with a 10-point action plan that could be implemented immediately. I am convinced that, by doing so, Tilburg University can make a difference.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages33
Publication statusPublished - 2 May 2014

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Trying to make a difference : Challenges for Tilburg University. / van Damme, E.E.C.

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