Onderzoekscursus van Kritische Studenten Utrecht

  • This website contains the results of the interdisciplinary research course How does the University Work?, which students co-organized in collaboration with University teachers and Kritische Studenten Utrecht. This website is still under construction, but you will already find video and audio recordings from the course and guest lectures under Lezingen as well as information about the researchprojects under Onderzoek. Read more >>
unileaks
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Unileaks is looking for stories

UNILEAKS Unileaks is a new KSU initiative which aims to collect information about life at the universities. We are looking for personal accounts of the lives of students, teachers, and workers at the university. We want to know how they are being influenced by the budget cuts and neoliberal reforms of the last decades. How [...]

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Documentary: Privatization & Working conditions at the University of Utrecht

The documentary “Privatization & Working conditions at the University of Utrecht” has just been released. This fifteen minute film produced by Karlina Derks Bustamante for the “How Does The University Work?” course describes the ongoing process of privatization at the margins of the university. Despite that a big part of the university is being managed [...]

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AG Hijskraan 'In 't gebouw'
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Post-autonomia and the university

  In this article, Jos Scheren – one of the initiators of the researchcourse HDTUW – explains how “the ecological foundation of research and learning as existential activities is at stake, where the financial dogmas of profit, and competition have taken over the old institution of the university.” Read below or download here (.doc).

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Hoe de UvA werkt; verhalen van de werkvloer

Ons Kritisch Alternatief, een nieuwe studentenpartij binnen de Universiteit van Amsterdam, onderzoekt hoe de UvA werkt via verhalen van de werkvloer. “Zo gaan collega’s zoveel mogelijk vakken geven, zonder dat ze daarvan genoeg kennis hebben”. “De indruk wordt gewekt dat er hogere krachten aan het werk zijn, waarop niemand greep heeft”. “Eigen verdieping en (kritische) [...]

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On the notion of autonomy and our course ‘How does the university work?’

The following essay was written by Jasper Ligthart, one of the organizers of the researchcourse HDTUW?, for the Autonomy Project Summerschool 2011: “On autonomy and HDTUW” (.doc) When reflecting on the course we’ve organized and its relation to the theme of autonomy, I can roughly envision two different approaches to the problems that confront us. [...]

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trailer documentaire "how does the university work"?
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Teaser documentaire “How does the university work?”

Teaser van de documentaire “How does the university work?” die in september 2011 zal uitkomen. Begin 2011 organiseerde de kritische studenten Utrecht de tutorial “how does the university work?” waarin studenten en docenten onderzoek doen naar de structuren van een van de belangrijkste instituten van Nederland. In de tijd van heftige bezuinigingen lijkt er een [...]

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This is how the University works - an encounter
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Artikel DUB over Cursus: Hoe de universiteit werkt

Dit artikel verscheen op woensdag 29 juni op de website van het digitale UBlad van de Universiteit Utrecht. Waarom zouden studenten niet hun eigen onderwijsprogramma mogen maken? De kritische studenten hebben een cursus opgezet samen met antropologiedocente Fabiola Jara Gomez over de universiteit zelf. Donderdag 30 juni presenteren ze de resultaten. “Het is nog niet [...]

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pakken
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Where the Power is

- Hugo Beunder If you want to understand “things” on some matter it is inevitably of some or more importance to know where the power is. Power can take different forms so one has to look at power in its different forms. To search for the power a search has been done for documents like [...]

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De EU en het Hoger Onderwijs

- Alexander Beunder & Jeremy Crowlesmith Sinds de EU met de Lissabonagenda (2000) zichzelf als doelstelling heeft gesteld de meest competitieve, dynamische kenniseconomie ter wereld te worden, zijn universiteiten een belangrijker doelwit geworden van Europese beleidsplannen. Dit onderzoek probeert te benoemen hoe de werking van de universiteit in relatie staat tot de Europese dimensie waarin [...]

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Does the university influence student motivation?

- Aaron Boonsstra There are a lot of changes awaiting the universities is this country. These changes are happening because there is this idea about our higher educational system, the idea that the way universities are currently working is not sustainable and that they are failing in their task. The task that the ministry of [...]

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