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History and characteristics.  Established in 1632 as Athenaeum Illustre  A comprehensive university  22.000 students  Annual budget 386 million euros.

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1 History and characteristics

2  Established in 1632 as Athenaeum Illustre  A comprehensive university  22.000 students  Annual budget 386 million euros  Over 60 Dutch taught programmes  5,000 people employed (55% academics)  Numerous high quality research projects  Strong internationalisation programme  Variety of international (English) programmes  Close links with the city of Amsterdam Universiteit van Amsterdam

3 UvA under the Modernization University Governance Act (MUB; 1997) Feature: Individual accountability  Supervisory board  Executive board  7 faculties  Appointed Professional deans  Teaching institutes  Research institutes  Departments

4 Faculties of the UvA  Faculty of Dentistry  Faculty of Economics and Econometrics  Faculty of Humanities  Faculty of Law  Faculty of Medicine  Faculty of Science  Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

5 Organization

6 SB Board Faculty Dean RI chairman DepartmentTI director CSCCPC Senate PCSC JM PC ‘CBO’ DB UvA administrative organization

7 Board & Services Board VP CC AAMeansAS LibraryITFacilities CO Administration Sports / Health SG

8 UvA administrative organization SB Board / SG VP CC Services DentistryMedicineHumanitiesSciences Social and Behavioural Sciences Law Economics

9 Faculty Dean Teaching Institute Research Institute Department Director Chairman

10 Responsibilities/positions Faculty (Professional dean) Coherence Context Change External relations

11 Responsibilities/positions Department Chair (Chair = Professor) Staffing policy Development of the discipline as a whole

12 Responsibilities/positions Director of the Teaching institute Implementation of curricula  organization  planning  work load  quality

13 Responsibilities/positions Director of the Research institute  Programming of research  Quality control  Training and supervision of PhD’s

14 Figures: staff and students

15 Humanities77 Law39 Medicine107 Dentistry9 Science87 Economics and Econometrics59 Social and Behavioural Sciences70 Professors per faculty

16 Humanities308 Law177 Medicine547 Dentistry75 Science410 Economics and Econometrics141 Social and Behavioural Sciences432 Academic staff per faculty

17 Humanities121 Law91 Medicine234 Dentistry77 Science371 Economics and Econometrics76 Social and Behavioural Sciences207 Support staff per faculty

18 Humanities4481 Law3556 Medicine1787 Dentistry411 Science1872 Economics and Econometrics2992 Social and Behavioural Sciences6596 Total21695 Number of registered students per faculty

19 Exchange students incoming450 outgoing800 (Regular) foreign students1061 Participants International Study 590 Programmes International Students

20 Finance

21 central government grants311 M€ tuition fees28 M€ research and education54 M€ other47 M€ total expenditure430 M€ personnel costs245 M€ other costs185 M€ Income and expenditure

22 Humanities40,4 M€ Law17,3 M€ Medicine50,0 M€ Dentistry13,5 M€ Science66,9 M€ Economics and Econometrics18,8 M€ Social and Behavioural Sciences56,0 M€ Expenditure per faculty

23 Institutional plan

24 Strategy 1999 – 2002 Main intentions  Offer curricula with as high a quality as that of research  Optimise the new organisational structure  Large investments in accommodation and infrastructure

25 General principles  Emphasis on consolidation instead of on new policy  Upgrading of weaknesses, maintenance of strengths  Modernisation of infrastructure

26 Optimising the organisational structure  A new balance between hierarchy and professional autonomy  Employee participation in management  Internal communication

27 Human Resources Management  Increase mobility  Professionalisation of management  Flexibility in wages and duties  Policy of diversity


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