Acknowledgements policy of Wageningen University

Wouter Bac
Wouter Bac 0 Comments
753 Signatures Goal: 2,000


We,

PhDs, Employees, Students and Alumni at Wageningen UR,

observing that

the Academic Board of Wageningen University (WU) has restricted the content of the acknowledgements section (dankwoord) of a WU PhD thesis, such that it may no longer contain any religious expression,

considering that

- the content of the acknowledgements section is by nature completely separate from the scientific content of the thesis

- according to the new policy, a PhD candidate is still allowed to acknowledge relatives, friends, pets or any other creature, but not God

- the new, rigid policy unwantedly prevents PhD candidates to express their deepest motivations, of which religion may be an intrinsic ingredient, and may make them feel discriminated against

- Wageningen University is extreme in applying this restriction compared with other Dutch universities

kindly ask the Rector, as chairman of the ‘Academic Board’ of WU,

- to withdraw the current restriction and consider a different policy.

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    Rickdeb Sen Netherlands
    4 years ago
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    Granton Idyema
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    Peter Kampen
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    Tijmen Bakker
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    Nikolaos Ntagkas
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    Ada Lucia Angulo Fernandez
    4 years ago
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    Michel Huizenga
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    Amabel Tenghe
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    Beryl Baybay
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    Hein Korevaar
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    Hester Vergunst
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    Fred Kodzo AYIFLI
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    tasyara fisqa
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    Guus ten Broeke
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    Robert Hoste
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