The Executive Board has 400,000 euros extra to divide among the chair groups giving the best education.
Rector Professor Bert Speelman announced this during his last meeting with the Student Council. The bonuses come in addition to the 860,000 euros set aside for excellent research groups. It is not yet clear how the best groups will be chosen, although Speelman indicated that while he is not in favour of a ‘Pop Idols’ type of election, he realises that this may be how it is done. “As long as selection does not take place on the basis of popularity alone,” was his comment. According to Speelman there is enough information available on quality from inspection committee reports and course evaluations.