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Symposium: Science policy and academic values

When:Th 27-06-2024 14:00 - 16:00
Where:Room Omega, Faculty of Philosophy

The formation of a new government is ongoing and the consequences of this for how universities are funded and steered are currently being worked out. It seems timely for the Faculty of Philosophy to host a symposium and reflect on the intricate ties between


on June 27 from 14:00 until 16:00 in room Omega of the Faculty of Philosophy, Oude Boteringestraat 52 in Groningen. The symposium features two talks, first by Ronald van Raak and then by Thijs Ringelberg, each of about 40 minutes including questions, followed by discussion. Abstracts and short bios can be found below.

All are most heartily invited!


"Erasmus, our follies and shared values"

Discussion about values was taboo for a long time, but is now topical everywhere, including at university. How can we discuss shared values? Who determines our academic values? And what do we do with them? Ronald van Raak will talk about Erasmus, our follies and shared values.

Ronald van Raak is professor of Erasmian Values, at Erasmus University Rotterdam. He is also member of the Council for Public Administration (ROB) in The Hague. Van Raak recently published a book about Erasmus, Spinoza and what binds us: Spelen met waarden, betalen met gedachten.